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L'If 2019

SubregionSt Emilion
Grape VarietyMerlot

This new property is owned by Jacques Thienpont (of Le Pin) that was known as Haut Plantey before he purchased it in 2010. It consists of 8 hectares of which 5 are situated next to Troplong Mondot. A total of 5.2 hectares are currently in production. Plantings are 91% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc. Winemaking by Nicolas Thienpont's son Cyrille. 7000 bottle production.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2019L'IfBT201,750.001296/97 JS24194.44444497.0096.00If0.75
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Tasting Notes

A juicy, savory red with red fruit, tobacco, chocolate, hazelnuts and sweet earth. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm yet polished tannins and a flavorful finish. Silky and refined. Complex finish, showing mushrooms, leaves and forest fruit.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, June 2020

The 2019 L'If is a wine of pure and total sophistication. Statuesque and vertical in its intensity, the 2019 dazzles from the very first taste. There is an explosive energy to the 2019 that is simply remarkable. Sweet floral and spice notes soar out of the glass, followed by layers of dark raspberry, leather and cedar that fill out the wine's frame. The 2019 is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. There's not much more I can add.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2020

We were unable to taste the 2019 before release this year.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020
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