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Le Pin 2021 released En Primeur

  • Le Pin 2021 has been released at £24,800 per 12×75.
  • Neal Martin scored the wine 94-96 points.
  • The new release offers good value relative to back vintages.

Le Pin 2021 has been released at £24,800 per 12×75, up 3.3% on the 2020’s opening price.

The new release is one of the best value wines on the market today. The 2012 vintage also offers value among older back vintages. See more pricing analysis below.

Critics’ scores

Neal Martin (Vinous) scored this year’s Le Pin 94-96 points. In his tasting note, he said the wine was ‘wonderful’ and added that ‘the terroir really shines through in 2021 perhaps more than in other feted vintages’.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous) also scored the wine 94-96 points. He noted that ‘production is down quite a bit, about 14 barrels instead of the more typical 20 or so’.

James Suckling said that the wine ‘shows real structure for the vintage’ and scored it 98-99 points. While William Kelley (Wine Advocate) scored it 94-97, noting how ‘well-drained sites such as Le Pin came into their own in the 2021 growing season’.

Jane Anson scored the wine 94 points. In her tasting note she said it was ‘an arresting wine, with nuance, hidden power, and beauty’. However, she noted that ‘it may not still the conversation in a room the way that the best vintages of this remarkable wine can do’.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent) said that ‘the palate delivers impactful energy with wonderful tension to the tightly knit black fruit layers’. She scored it 92-94 points.

Fair Value analysis

Today’s opening price looks fair according to the Liv-ex Fair Value methodology. Le Pin’s best correlation is with scores from the Wine Advocate.

The 2021 looks good value at its current price and rating, it will look even better if Kelley rates it at the upper end of his in-barrel score of 96 or 97-points.

Buyers looking for other options might be interested in the 2012 vintage, which has 10 years in bottle, a score of 95-points from Wine Advocate and is currently available for just a small premium on the release price of the 2021.


Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2021 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign.

Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 580+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines. Independent data, direct from the market.