2018 L`If (St-Emilion)

74% Merlot/26% Cabernet Franc. Harvest dates Merlot 1-5 October, Cabernet Franc 8 October. 12 -16 months elevage in 50% new and 50% second use barrique. Beautifully textured, sweet and silky. Powerful and lengthy, yet also lifted, fresh. A well-woven-in new wood note among the cassis and elderberry fruit. The finish is so fine it slips down very easily. The kind of wine that makes you forget to spit at a trade tasting. (NT 18/04/19)
Producer
L`If
Origin
St-Emilion, Right bank, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
92 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2019
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2018 L`If (St-Emilion)

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Jane Anson

There`s more Cabernet Franc in the blend this year as more plots have reached maturity - 50% of the 8.2ha vineyard has been replanted since the Thieponts arrived eight years ago. There is clear grip and freshness through the palate, with lovely energy. It feels like it`s starting to settle into its own personality. Harvested 1 to 8 October. 50% new oak. Drink 2025 - 2016. 92 points

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