2020 Chateau le Thil (Comte Clary) Rouge

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JD 95 DC 93 JS 93 JA 92 JL 92 VN 92
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

The 2020 Château Le Thil is shockingly good and reminds me of a great Pomerol with its ripe black cherry and blueberry fruit as well as notes of violets, damp earth, and chocolate nuances. Medium to full-bodied and...
DC 93

Decanter, January 2023

Ginger and clove spiced black fruit on the nose, really aromatic but gentle, quite perfumed in a dark way. Sharp and tangy, lovely bright acidity yet with a really intense piercing fruit flavour, a tanginess - quite...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, April 2023

Fine tannins with blackberries, currants and hints of hazelnut. It’s medium-bodied and linear with firmness and length. Needs three or four years to soften. Better after 2025.
JA 92

janeanson.com, December 2022

From clay-limestone slopes with southern exposure, unsual for the appellation, more typical of St Emilion than Pessac Leognan. It gives a punch of spicy vibrant damson and red cherry fruit on the opening, then in come...
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Lusciously-textured, with layers of dark red fruits, chocolate, plums smoke and black cherries, the wine is medium-bodied, opulent and polished. And it is already delicious to drink! Plus, it can age as well, if you...
VN 92

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Le Thil is a gorgeous, enticing Merlot-based Pessac-Léognan from team at Smith Haut-Lafitte. Wild cherry, tobacco, cedar, mint and white pepper lend notable freshness to this very attractive, mid-weight 2020...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Chateau le Thil (Comte Clary) Rouge is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed Pessac Leognan sub-region of Bordeaux, France. With its elegant label and deep red color, this wine exudes sophistication and promises a memorable tasting experience.

Upon pouring, the aromas of ginger and clove-spiced black fruit immediately captivate the senses. The nose is delightfully aromatic, with a dark and perfumed quality that invites further exploration. On the palate, this wine reveals its true character – sharp, tangy, and brimming with a bright acidity that enlivens the senses. The intense piercing fruit flavors create a tanginess that is both refreshing and invigorating.

What sets this wine apart is its remarkable tension and precision. It is beautifully streamlined, with a sleek frame that showcases its refinement and energy. The wood spice adds depth and structure, while mineral markers further enhance its complexity. This wine is not overly exuberant or plush; instead, it exudes a sense of style and sophistication that is truly captivating.

Renowned wine critics have also recognized the exceptional quality of the 2020 Chateau le Thil. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 93, praising its expression, clarity, and precision. Meanwhile, James Suckling awarded it the same score, noting its fine tannins, blackberries, and currants.

Vinous bestowed a score of 92, describing it as a gorgeous and enticing Pessac-Léognan with notable freshness and lifted floral accents. Jane Anson awarded it 92 points as well, praising its punchy and vibrant fruit, supple and firm tannins, and excellent quality.

Jeb Dunnuck was particularly impressed, awarding it a score of 95 and comparing it to a great Pomerol. He highlighted its ripe black cherry and blueberry fruit, as well as its purity and freshness. Jeff Leve, on the other hand, awarded it 92 points, describing it as lusciously-textured with layers of dark red fruits, chocolate, and plums.

The 2020 Chateau le Thil (Comte Clary) Rouge is a wine that demands attention. With its remarkable balance, depth, and complexity, it is a true reflection of the exceptional terroir of Bordeaux. This wine is already delicious to drink but also possesses the potential to age gracefully. Whether enjoyed now or in the years to come, it is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.