Chateau L'if 2012

€ 169,95 (ex Vat)
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Classification Cru Classe
Type Red
Brand Chateau L'if
Vintage 2012
Country France
Region Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Grape Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux Blend
Volume 0,75
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Drinkable -2024
Stock 16

Professional reviews

BOW (8)

Parker (91)

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Château L'If from Jacques Thienpont and Fiona Morrison has a broody, introspective bouquet that needs encouragement from the glass. Although it is tightly coiled, it feels well defined and the oak is nicely embedded into the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy dark plum and blackberry fruit laced with graphite and tobacco. Masculine compared to its peers, this is another wine that will require long-term ageing. There is a lot to admire considering that the couple had only recently taken over the running of the property.

Winespectator / James Suckling (92)

Delivers a gorgeous array of violet, plum sauce, melted black licorice and steeped blackberry fruit, lined with subtle ganache and fruitcake notes. Long and fleshy through the finish, with a lovely graphite accent carrying all the components. Very pure, with a lovely mouthfeel.


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