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Jacques Thienpont and Alexandre Thienpont of Chateau Le Pin tasting Chateau Le Pin in the cellar of Le Pin.
WINE

2015 sets a vintage high-water mark

The 2015 has all the boxes ticked: richness, power, complexity, balance, freshness and above all - class.

ENSCONCED in my cosy hotel room overlooking the harbour of Geteria, San Sebastian, I finally have time to catch my breath after running all too quickly through Italy, (Bolgheri and Toscana), Burgundy and Bordeaux. Over 14 days, it was a succession of meetings and discussions with vintners,