2021 Chateau L'If Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JL 96 VN 96 JD 95 JS 94 WA 94 DC 93
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2022

(JL 94-96 points) Deeply colored, the nose pops with flowers, red pit fruits, cherries, red plums, smoke, and charcoal. Rich, and sweet, with ripe, round tannins and silky-textured plums, dark chocolate, and espresso on...
VN 96

Vinous, May 2022

(VN 94-96 points) The 2021 L'If is super-impressive right out of the gate. A high percentage of Cabernet Franc (21%) along with the introduction of 400-liter barrels yields an If that is marked by a striking interplay of...
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, June 2022

(JD 93-95 points) From the team at Le Pin, the 2021 Château L'If comes from an 8-hectare parcel near Troplong Mondot that was planted in 2010. A blend of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc resting in 50% new barrels, it...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, January 2024

Cedar and green tobacco with berries, currants and lavender with some sandalwood. Medium-bodied with linear and firm tannins that give this energy and focus. Refined and polished texture. 79% merlot and 21% cabernet...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2022

(WA 92-94+ points) A blend of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc, the 2021 L'If shows considerable potential, and if it evolves as well as I suspect it will during élevage, it may make my score seem conservative. Offering...
DC 93

Decanter, April 2022

Fragrant black cherries with dark chocolate, smells so beautifully scented with juniper, plum and damson. Bright and characterful, sleek and suave on the palate, fresh and fruity, filling the mouth with mouthwatering...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2021 Chateau L'If Bordeaux Blend, a wine that exemplifies the artistry of winemaking in the prestigious region of Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France. This captivating red wine showcases a deep garnet color, enticing the senses with its sheer beauty.

Upon first glance, one cannot help but be drawn in by the wine's elegant label, which reflects the attention to detail and craftsmanship that went into its production. The Chateau L'If is a true work of art, both inside and out.

Crafted from a blend of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc, this wine embodies the classic Bordeaux style, marrying the rich fruitiness of Merlot with the aromatic complexity of Cabernet Franc. The result is a wine of remarkable balance and depth.

The nose of the 2021 Chateau L'If is a symphony of aromas, with dark berries and plums taking center stage. These luscious fruit notes are complemented by hints of loamy soil, black truffles, and sweet forest floor, adding a layer of earthiness and intrigue. It is a bouquet that transports you to the heart of the vineyard, immersing you in the terroir of Saint Emilion.

On the palate, this wine is nothing short of extraordinary. Medium to full-bodied, it caresses the tongue with velvety tannins and a bright spine of acidity, creating a seamless and harmonious mouthfeel. The flavors of dark cherries, raspberries, and plum dance across the palate, accompanied by nuances of chalky minerality and spring flowers. The finish is long and saline, leaving a lasting impression.

Renowned wine critics have already recognized the brilliance of the 2021 Chateau L'If. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive 94 points, noting its considerable potential for further development during élevage. Jeff Leve of TheWineCellarInsider.com gave it an outstanding score of 96 points, praising its richness, round tannins, and silky texture. Jeb Dunnuck, another respected critic, awarded it 95 points, describing it as a gem of a wine that is worth seeking out.

With its exceptional quality and undeniable charm, the 2021 Chateau L'If is a true testament to the extraordinary winemaking tradition of Bordeaux. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine promises to captivate and delight wine enthusiasts around the world.