2015 Le Thil (Comte Clary)



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£188.00
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Average critic rating : 89.75 points

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A large-scaled, ample wine, the 2015 Le Thil, 100% Merlot from argillo-calcaire-rich soils in Pessac, offers notable depth and texture. Stone fruit, tobacco, mint and cinnamon are pushed forward in this succulent, juicy red. Silky tannins and a broad, creamy finish add to the wine's considerable near and medium-term appeal. This is a strong showing from proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, who are best known for the wines they make at their flagship property, Smith Haut Lafitte. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

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91-92

This is a fascinating wine that is 100% merlot with plenty of fruit and velvety tannins. Lovely center palate. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

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Offers a fresh feel to the plum and blackberry fruit. Shows ample structure but remains rounded in feel. Solid overall, but lacks range. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

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Owned by the Cathiards of Smith Haut Lafitte since 2012. Vineyards just north of Smith Haut Lafitte vines. Clay limestone with no gravel. All Merlot. Very rich and sweet. A little dry on the end. Very sweet. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2019-2026

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Bought by Smith Haut Lafitte in 2012. Vinified in stainless steel then aged in 15% to 20% new oak. More restraint and elegance than sister estate Cantelys but a touch austere right now. Great potential. 100% Merlot but will add Cabernet Franc once replantings are in play. Apr 2016, Jane Anson, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2023-2035

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88

Tasting note coming soon. Apr 2016, www.TimAtkin.com



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Le Thil (Comte Clary) 2015
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