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2011 Thil (Comte Clary), Chateau le Rouge
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Reviews for 2011 Thil (Comte Clary), Chateau le Rouge
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
A stylish approach to the vintage with a lively iron and violet frame to the lip-smacking damson plum currant and cherry notes. Nice pure finish.-J.M.
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2012
80% merlot 20% cabernet sauvignon. This will age for 12 months in a mix of 20% new 40% once-used and 40% twice-used oak barrels. The 8.52-hectare vineyard is situated between Carbonnieux and Smith-Haut-Lafitte. Vine...
80% merlot 20% cabernet sauvignon. This will age for 12 months in a mix of 20% new 40% once-used and 40% twice-used oak barrels. The 8.52-hectare vineyard is situated between Carbonnieux and Smith-Haut-Lafitte. Vine density is 6700 vines/ha. The high percentage of merlot reflects the soil type superficial gravel atop a rich mix of clay and limestone. Mechanically tilled planted with cover-crops de-budded de-suckered de-leafed crop-thinned and hand-harvested from September 16th to 28th. A deep and bright ruby red this has a lifted floral nose. Sweet and perfumed on the palate with aromas of black cherry cassis tar and touch of licorice. Soft on the entry this has a smooth texture and flows well on the palate. The tannins at this young stage show their strength but this is another strong vintage for Le Thil. Stephane Derenoncourt and Simon Blanchard consult. Tasted twice. Drink 2014-2020.
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