2018 Chateau L’if Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2018 Chateau L’if Bordeaux Blend
  • JS 99
  • WA 95
  • DC 92

Reg: $229.94

$189.94

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Reg: $229.94

$189.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 7 btls
ETA: Jul. 2021

*Price does not include U.S. import tariffs that may be due from buyer on arrival. Please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

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JS 99
jamessuckling.com, January 2021
Aromas of black cherries, blueberries, licorice, dried lavender, nutmeg and grated milk chocolate. Pure raspberries, walnut husks and crushed peppercorns as well. It’s full-bodied with firm, racy tannins that go on for...   Aromas of black cherries, blueberries, licorice, dried lavender, nutmeg and grated milk chocolate. Pure raspberries, walnut husks and crushed peppercorns as well. It’s full-bodied with firm, racy tannins that go on for minutes. So sleek and polished with a long finish. Really amazing and perhaps the best wine ever from here. Same ownership as the legendary Le Pin from Pomerol. Slightly more cabernet franc (30% instead of 20%) in the blend may have made the difference. The rest is merlot. Clearly the best wine ever from here, since the official first vintage 2011. Try from 2026.  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019
(93-95 points) The 2018 L'If is blended of 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc, to be aged 12-16 months in barriques, 50% new. The wine has a pH of 3.55 and 14.5% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it gives up a beautiful...   (93-95 points) The 2018 L'If is blended of 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc, to be aged 12-16 months in barriques, 50% new. The wine has a pH of 3.55 and 14.5% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it gives up a beautiful perfume of baked raspberries, mulberries and Black Forest cake with hints of fragrant soil, rose hip tea and dusty soil. Full-bodied, rich and jam-packed with generous red and black fruits framed by velvety tannins, it has wonderful savory chocolate and licorice accents and a long, spicy finish. - LPB  
DC 92
Decanter, April 2019
There's more Cabernet Franc in the blend this year as more plots have reached maturity - 50% of the 8.2ha vineyard has been replanted since the Thieponts arrived eight years ago. There is clear grip and freshness through...   There's more Cabernet Franc in the blend this year as more plots have reached maturity - 50% of the 8.2ha vineyard has been replanted since the Thieponts arrived eight years ago. There is clear grip and freshness through the palate, with lovely energy. It feels like it's starting to settle into its own personality. Harvested 1 to 8 October. 50% new oak. (Drink between 2025-2016)  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML