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2016 L’If, Saint-Emilion 6x75cl

£700.00 excl. Duty & VAT (In Bond)Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £859.22

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Tasting Notes

Vinous 94

The 2016 L If eschews the Cabernet Franc vines, since they did not perform as well as expected, according to co-proprietor Fiona Morrison. This is matured in 50% new and 50% one-year-old oak for 12 to 16 months. It has a lovely blackberry, wild hedgerow and crushed stone aroma that is very focused and quite delineated. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy tannin and fairly citric in style. Not deep, but fresh and well-balanced, leading to a structured saline finish. Quite a cerebral L If that deserves a couple of years in bottle. [Neal Martin, 24/01/2019]

Anticipated maturity: 2022-2042

Robert Parker 94

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 L’If is a little shy to begin, opening out to show a beautiful red and black plums, kirsch and rose-laced personality, plus hints of tobacco and wild sage. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers beautifully ripe, satiny tannins and wonderful freshness supporting the elegant, perfumed fruits through the long finish. [Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 30/11/2018]

Anticipated maturity: 2020-2038

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 6 hectares
Soils: clay and limestone
Average age of the vines: 25 years
Production: 1650 cases a year
Ageing: in 100% new oak for 9 months

Grape varieties:

  • Merlot 60%
  • Cabernet Franc 20%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

Learn more about Chateau Thieuley here

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