2014 Le Thil (Comte Clary)

Le Thil

89Average Score
Red
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 110 Marketplace
£195.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 5 Marketplace
£99.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
89
Critic Notes

The Chateau Le Thil 2014 is a pure Merlot since the Cabernet Sauvignon has been pulled up to be replaced by Cabernet Franc in a single 20-hectare block. Aged in 30% new oak, it has a tightly-wound bouquet: black fruit with a light marine influence. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin and a keen line of acidity. There is a vein of dark chocolate developing on the finish leading to a stern, quite stony finish that offers just the right amount of reserve. The structure suggests that it will require three or four years in bottle, though it might always soften a little during its elevage. Apr 2015, www.robertparker.com

Score: 88-90/100Neal Martin
F+R Opinion
A Sign of Things to Come? Potential 100 Point Wines from Bordeaux 2018
Reviewing the Bordeaux Barrel Tasting Reports from the Wine Spectator’s James Molesworth dating back to 2010, we can confidently say that Bordeaux 2018 has seen the highest number of potential 100 point scores in the last decade, with a total of five wines awarded 97-100 points. With the benefit of one consistent taster throughout the decade - not to mention a ...
ON April 4, 2019
2014 BORDEAUX: THE F+R PICKS. LEOVILLE-LASCASES
At Robert Parker’s Grand World Tour tasting a couple of months back we tasted a selection of wines that represented the very best of their respective regions.  There were, obviously, points galore on the table.  However, in my opinion, there was just one wine with the character that I think essential to “grand vin”, breeding.  Which is to say class, ...
ON May 3, 2015
Preview of 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
The newest release of the Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is nearly upon us and it looks like being a monumental wine. Already rated a 97+ points by Galloni, it's hotly anticipated so look out for our offer early next week. In the meantime, here’s a brief history of this glorious label as well as a link to our extensive listings ...
ON September 4, 2015
The Great Claret Tasting at Southwold - The 2011 Vintage
The Great Claret Tasting at Southwold is a wine geek’s dream.  An entire vintage of Bordeaux, straight from the chateau in nearly all cases, evaluated blind by the elite of the UK wine trade: representatives of all the major merchants, with the wine press represented by Steven Spurrier, the Wine Advocate’s Neal Martin and Julia Harding of jancisrobinson.com.   I have ...
ON January 27, 2015
The Great Claret Tasting at Southwold - The 2010 Vintage
Last week I had the honour and privilege to take part in the Southwold tasting of 2010 Bordeaux with twenty of the most experienced and knowledgeable tasters in the UK. Amongst us were Jancis Robinson (one of no less than six Masters of Wine present), representatives of all the major UK merchants, Neal Martin of the Wine Advocate and Steven ...
ON January 31, 2014
Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pessac Leognan
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pessac Leognan
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
We use cookies to give you the best possible experience of our website. If you continue, we’ll assume you’re happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website. See our cookie policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them.