Chateau L'If Grand Cru 2021

L'If

Chateau L'If Grand Cru 2021

voluminös & kräftig
fruchtbetont
95–97
100
2
Merlot 79%, Cabernet Franc 21%
5
rot
13,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2030–2058
Verpackt in: 3er OHK
3
Lobenberg: 95–97/100
Suckling: 95–96/100
Weinwisser: 95–96/100
Galloni: 94–96/100
Jeff Leve: 94–96/100
Neal Martin: 93–95/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 93–95/100
6
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion
7
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation
lobenberg

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau L'If Grand Cru 2021

95–97
/100

Lobenberg: L'If liegt direkt vis a vis zu Troplong Mondot und hat schon vor dem Nachbarn den Weg Richtung Finesse eingeschlagen. Ultraschwarz und doch ultrafein zugleich, die Le Pin (ist ja schließlich der gleiche Eigentümer) Version eines Troplong.95-97/100

95–96
/100

Suckling über: Chateau L'If Grand Cru

-- Suckling: A serious and saline red with blue fruit, cloves, iodine and black licorice. Oyster shells, too. Medium to full bodied with fine, firm tannins that run the length of the wine. Focused. 79% merlot and 21% cabernet franc. 95-96/100

95–96
/100

Weinwisser über: Chateau L'If Grand Cru

-- Weinwisser: 79 % Merlot, 21 % CF, pH 3,61, 13,5 Vol.-%. Komplexes rotbeeriges Bouquet, Johannisbeersaft, getrockneter Thymian, heller Tabak, Szechuan-Pfeffer und Fliedernoten. Am straffen Gaumen mit weicher Textur, feinkörnig leicht salziges Extrakt im durchtrainierten Körper. Im konzentrierten Finale schwarzbeerige Konturen, dunkles Graphit und fein spröde Adstringenz. 95-96/100

94–96
/100

Galloni über: Chateau L'If Grand Cru

-- Galloni: 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 richness and breadth allied to a palpable sense of energy. Dark cherry, cloves, leather, crushed rocks, rose petal and blood orange are some of the myriad aromas and flavors that develop with a little coaxing. The 2021 is a deeply intriguing wine. I can't wait to see how it ages. Tasted two times. 94-96/100

94–96
/100

Jeff Leve über: Chateau L'If Grand Cru

-- Jeff Leve: 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 the mid-palate, with a fair amount of salinity on the backend in the finish, this is quite successful for the vintage.. This remains one of the new stars of St. Emilion and is a wine to follow before prices jump. The wine blends 79% Merlot with 21% Cabernet Franc, 13.5% ABV, pH 3.61. Drink from 2026-2050. 94-96/100

93–95
/100

Neal Martin über: Chateau L'If Grand Cru

-- Neal Martin: The 2021 L'If was picked October 2–16 and sees a higher proportion of Cabernet Franc (21%), as new plantings from a massal selection from Pavie-Macquin enter the Grand Vin. For the first time, I think L'If matches Le Pin pound for pound. Exuberant yet well-defined red fruit soars from the glass along with touches of shell, subtle estuarine aromas and so forth. The palate is medium-bodied with perhaps a little more concentration than its aforementioned stablemate, hints of blue fruit and iodine emerging toward the finish. The Cabernet really adds something to the blend here, and it will be fascinating to watch this evolve. 93-95/100

93–95
/100

Jeb Dunnuck über: Chateau L'If Grand Cru

-- Jeb Dunnuck: 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 has a medium-bodied, elegant, yet concentrated profile as well as notes of ripe cherries, darker raspberries, chalky minerality, and spring flowers. The tannins here are top-notch, and it has good mid-palate depth and a great finish. A gem of a wine, it can be hard to find in the market, but it's worth tracking down. 93-95/100

Yohan Castaing über: Chateau L'If Grand Cru

-- Yohan Castaing: 8 Hektar. Nicht durchgeführte Assemblagen. Obwohl etwas verschlossen und schüchtern, entwickelt sich das Bouquet an der Luft zu Noten von schwarzen Früchten, Pfaffenhütchen, Veilchen und Brombeeren. Sehr wurzelbetont. Schmelzendes Holz. Saftig, elegantes Tanningerüst, auch wenn es strukturiert und fest bleibt, der Ton spricht laut und der kalkhaltige Anteil spannt das Ganze, vor allem im Finale. Eine sehr schöne Flasche. (Übersetzt mit DeepL) 92-94/100

Mein Winzer

Chateau L’If

L’If ist eine Eibe – das Wahrzeichen dieses zweiten Weinguts von Jacques Thienpont von Chateau Le Pin. Die Weinberge sind fünf Hektar groß, angepflanzt werden 70 % Merlot, 29 % Cabernet Franc und 1 % Cabernet Sauvignon verteilt auf 14 Parzellen. Die Reben sind im Schnitt 30 Jahre alt. Es gibt nur...