2012 L`If (St-Emilion)

Producer
L`If
Origin
St-Emilion, Right bank, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
91-93 points, Neal Martin, erobertparker.com, May 2013
87 points, Jean-Marc Quarin, quarin.com, April 2013
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Media Reviews

Neal Martin

The L’If is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc from Jacques Thienpont, who bought the estate in 2010. Matured in 30% new oak (decreased from the first vintage under Jacques) it has a lovely candied ripe, racy bouquet with bright red and black fruit intermingled, fine minerality showing through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a tensile entry, crisp acidity, good structure and a savoury notes just towards the finish. This has great potential. 91-93 points

Jean-Marc Quarin

Jacques Thienpont, who owns Le Pin, has this estate 5 hectares (12 acres) of which are located alongside Troplong Mondot with another 2 hectares (5 acres) by Lassègue. After some fine-tuning, here is the third vintage blended with 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. A very soft approach inspired by Le Pin and its pleasure-seeking focus. Fruity nose, smooth and subtle on the palate with a variety of layers and heartening body. Elegant on the finish. Fine tannins. It’s delicious. 87 points

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