2015 L'If



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Average critic rating : 93.88 points

91-94

91-94

The 2015 L'If is a striking, super-finessed Saint-Émilion, largely because of the 30% Cabernet Franc in the blend that gives the wine its striking aromatic lift. Silky tannins wrap around a core of raspberry jam, dark cherry, spice and menthol in a mid-weight, finessed Saint-Émilion built on understatement and a real sense of feminine grace. In 2015, the sugars were slow to finish, so the wine is still not fully formed, but it is impressive just the same. New oak is 50%. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

97-98

97-98

This is very intense and mineral on the palate with so much salt and white pepper character. Full and powerful. A great and structured L’If. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

17

17

Same owners as Le Pin. 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc. Fifth vintage under Jacques Thienpont's ownership. 2012 was the first vintage sold en primeur. Lots of replanting. Only 4 out of 8 ha in production, of which only 2 ha made L'If in 2015. Blackish crimson. Very dense and intense - with some polish and masses of seduction. Rich and powerful. Sort of like a cross between a St-Émilion and a Le Pin in terms of texture. Powerful. Lots of freshness as well as the seduction. Definitely the best so far! Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2024-2035

94

94

The gentle Le Pin touch is increasingly evident in the wines from this four-hectare St. Emilion property. Floral, elegant and well balanced, this is textured and sweet, with striking oak integration, notes of blueberry, plum and orange zest and fine-grained tannins. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2022-2030



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L'If 2015
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