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Château Le Thil Comte Clary

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2023
91
Flowers, cocoa, and black currants create the character here in the nose, and on the medium-bodied palate, which already displays its supple, round, fresh, sweet, chocolate-covered cherry core of fruits, with a hint of mint that shows in the finish. This is going to be a pleasure to enjoy on release, and for at least a decade, or more after that. The wine was produced from 92% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV. Drink from 2027-2037. 90-92 Pts.

Flowers, cocoa, and black currants create the character here in the nose, and on the medium-bodied palate, which already displays its supple, round, fresh, sweet, chocolate-covered cherry core of fruits, with a hint of mint that shows in the finish. This is going to be a pleasure to enjoy on release, and for at least a decade, or more after that. The wine was produced from 92% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV. Drink from 2027-2037. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
Smoked cherries, and chocolate, along with burning rocks and a touch of peppery mint create the nose. With an obviously darker hue than in previous vintages, the wine is round, lush, and rich, with a hint of fig that comes in on the back end, along with espresso, plums and chalky tannins. The wine was produced from 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2036. 91-93 Pts.

Smoked cherries, and chocolate, along with burning rocks and a touch of peppery mint create the nose. With an obviously darker hue than in previous vintages, the wine is round, lush, and rich, with a hint of fig that comes in on the back end, along with espresso, plums and chalky tannins. The wine was produced from 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2036. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
90
Soft, fresh, creamy, sweet red fruits with a round edge on the palate are made even better by the perfumed nose, with all of its flowers, tobacco, cherries and light touch of cocoa. This is going to be quite easy to enjoy on release. Drink from 2024-2034.

Soft, fresh, creamy, sweet red fruits with a round edge on the palate are made even better by the perfumed nose, with all of its flowers, tobacco, cherries and light touch of cocoa. This is going to be quite easy to enjoy on release. Drink from 2024-2034.

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Forward, soft, and approachable, with crisp, bright, red fruits and a touch of savory herbs on the nose, palate and in the finish. This is going to be quite easy to enjoy on release. Drink from 2023-2029. 87-89

Forward, soft, and approachable, with crisp, bright, red fruits and a touch of savory herbs on the nose, palate and in the finish. This is going to be quite easy to enjoy on release. Drink from 2023-2029. 87-89

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2020
92
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 prefer more tobacco-edged complexity. Drink from 2024-2040.

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 prefer more tobacco-edged complexity. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Deep in color, the wine is lush, round, forward and fruity, with a dark plum, cigar wrapper and cocoa profile. The medium-bodied wine ends with a polished fruit-filled, chocolate-covered cherry finish. This is already deceptively easy to taste and should be quite nice to drink on release. 89-91 Pts

Deep in color, the wine is lush, round, forward and fruity, with a dark plum, cigar wrapper and cocoa profile. The medium-bodied wine ends with a polished fruit-filled, chocolate-covered cherry finish. This is already deceptively easy to taste and should be quite nice to drink on release. 89-91 Pts

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2019
91
Medium bodied, with a smoky edge to the dark red fruits, you also find notes of tobacco leaf, cigar wrapper and herbs with sweet, red plums and a dash of cocoa in the finish. Give it a year or two in the cellar and it should be good to go. Drink from 2023-2034.

Medium bodied, with a smoky edge to the dark red fruits, you also find notes of tobacco leaf, cigar wrapper and herbs with sweet, red plums and a dash of cocoa in the finish. Give it a year or two in the cellar and it should be good to go. Drink from 2023-2034.

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With a nice dark color, the wine offers its flowery, ripe, sweet, dark cherry charms with ease. Round, sweet and fresh, with plenty of fruit and flesh in the finish, you should be able to drink this young. The wine was produced from 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

With a nice dark color, the wine offers its flowery, ripe, sweet, dark cherry charms with ease. Round, sweet and fresh, with plenty of fruit and flesh in the finish, you should be able to drink this young. The wine was produced from 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

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2018
91
Wet earth, flowers, dark cherry and barely a hint of oak open the wine. Medium-bodied, forward, round and sweet, with soft juicy cherries, plums and cocoa on the palate, this is delicious now. Else, give it a few years for more secondary notes and enjoy it for up to a decade. The wine was produced from 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Wet earth, flowers, dark cherry and barely a hint of oak open the wine. Medium-bodied, forward, round and sweet, with soft juicy cherries, plums and cocoa on the palate, this is delicious now. Else, give it a few years for more secondary notes and enjoy it for up to a decade. The wine was produced from 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

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Dark, juicy, floral and fruity, this wine is sweet, quite ripe and loaded with silky, polished tannins, layers of black plum, licorice, mint and cocoa. Opulent in nature, this is already a wine of pleasure and it is only a barrel sample. Give it a few years in the cellar and it is going to be delicious to drink. The wine was produced from 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

Dark, juicy, floral and fruity, this wine is sweet, quite ripe and loaded with silky, polished tannins, layers of black plum, licorice, mint and cocoa. Opulent in nature, this is already a wine of pleasure and it is only a barrel sample. Give it a few years in the cellar and it is going to be delicious to drink. The wine was produced from 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

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2017
90
My very first taste of 2017 Bordeaux, this wine jumpstarted my morning with licorice, mint, espresso, cocoa and dark red plums. Medium–bodied, smooth and lavish with a dusty time warp in the finish -- I would drink this early. This year the addition of 5% young vine Cabernet Franc was blended with 95% Merlot. Currently the vineyard is planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc -- but the goal is to increase the newer vine to 35% in the future.

My very first taste of 2017 Bordeaux, this wine jumpstarted my morning with licorice, mint, espresso, cocoa and dark red plums. Medium–bodied, smooth and lavish with a dusty time warp in the finish -- I would drink this early. This year the addition of 5% young vine Cabernet Franc was blended with 95% Merlot. Currently the vineyard is planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc -- but the goal is to increase the newer vine to 35% in the future.

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2016
90
The last vintage made from 100% Merlot as the Cabernet Sauvignon is old enough to be added to the blend in subsequent years. Licorice, espresso and black cherry gives the smoky, medium/full bodied, supple textured wine complexity and lots of easy to like fruit in the finish. You can drink this in release, or age it for a few years.

The last vintage made from 100% Merlot as the Cabernet Sauvignon is old enough to be added to the blend in subsequent years. Licorice, espresso and black cherry gives the smoky, medium/full bodied, supple textured wine complexity and lots of easy to like fruit in the finish. You can drink this in release, or age it for a few years.

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2015
91
Forward and already quite easy to taste, the wine shows a nose of plum, espresso and smoke. Medium bodied, soft and fresh, the silky, freshness in the chocolate, cherry endnotes sticks with you. This is the penultimate vintage produced using 100% Merlot for the blend.

Forward and already quite easy to taste, the wine shows a nose of plum, espresso and smoke. Medium bodied, soft and fresh, the silky, freshness in the chocolate, cherry endnotes sticks with you. This is the penultimate vintage produced using 100% Merlot for the blend.

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From 100% Merlot, the wine is round in texture, forward, juicy, sweet, and loaded with, dark cherries, licorice and hints of cocoa and espresso. This should drink well young, if not on release.

From 100% Merlot, the wine is round in texture, forward, juicy, sweet, and loaded with, dark cherries, licorice and hints of cocoa and espresso. This should drink well young, if not on release.

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2014
88
From 100% Merlot, the wine is open, fresh, medium-bodied and charming with tobacco, dark plum and hint of chocolate and will show well young. 87-89 Pts

From 100% Merlot, the wine is open, fresh, medium-bodied and charming with tobacco, dark plum and hint of chocolate and will show well young. 87-89 Pts

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2013
85
Light red berry in character, this will offer easy, well-priced drinking in the first few years after delivery. 84-86 Pts

Light red berry in character, this will offer easy, well-priced drinking in the first few years after delivery. 84-86 Pts

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2012
89
85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a wine with licorice, earth and black cherry aromas. On the palate, the wine is rich, open and ripe. With luck, this will remain one of the best values in the Pessac Leognan appellation and will not be absorbed into Smith Haut Lafitte. 88-90 Pts

85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a wine with licorice, earth and black cherry aromas. On the palate, the wine is rich, open and ripe. With luck, this will remain one of the best values in the Pessac Leognan appellation and will not be absorbed into Smith Haut Lafitte. 88-90 Pts

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2012
88
From an even blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, grapefruit, white peaches, freshly cut grass and spicy aromas are out front to greet you. Medium-bodied with zesty acidity, this is a quite nice and refreshing white Bordeaux wine. 87-89 Pts

From an even blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, grapefruit, white peaches, freshly cut grass and spicy aromas are out front to greet you. Medium-bodied with zesty acidity, this is a quite nice and refreshing white Bordeaux wine. 87-89 Pts

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2011
88
Located not far from Smith Haut Lafitte, this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon offers smoke, licorice and black cherry aromas, medium body and a fleshy black cherry finish. 87-89 Pts

Located not far from Smith Haut Lafitte, this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon offers smoke, licorice and black cherry aromas, medium body and a fleshy black cherry finish. 87-89 Pts

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2010
90
Le Thil – With smoke, spicy berries and fennel scents, round textures and a sweet, chocolate, blackberry filled finish, this remains one of the top values in Bordeaux. 90-92 Pts

Le Thil – With smoke, spicy berries and fennel scents, round textures and a sweet, chocolate, blackberry filled finish, this remains one of the top values in Bordeaux. 90-92 Pts

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2009
89
Lemon, honey, floral and spice aromas lead to a fresh, citrus and sweet, honeysuckle filled, white Bordeaux wine that offers a lot of value for the money.

Lemon, honey, floral and spice aromas lead to a fresh, citrus and sweet, honeysuckle filled, white Bordeaux wine that offers a lot of value for the money.

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2009
90
A potent nose of fennel, smoke, cassis and ripe dark berries is easy to find. On the palate, this medium/full bodied wine offers opulent, round textures, sweet tannins and supple textures. This wine represents the best value in Pessac Leognan and deserves to be purchased by the case.

A potent nose of fennel, smoke, cassis and ripe dark berries is easy to find. On the palate, this medium/full bodied wine offers opulent, round textures, sweet tannins and supple textures. This wine represents the best value in Pessac Leognan and deserves to be purchased by the case.

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2008
90
2008 Le Thil is one of the top value wines from the vintage offering quality, character and a low price of under $20. Blackberry dark cherry, tar, vanilla and coffee aromatics pair well with soft textures and a chocolate, boysenberry filled finish. This vintage was produced with the help with Stephane Derenoncourt. 90 Pts

2008 Le Thil is one of the top value wines from the vintage offering quality, character and a low price of under $20. Blackberry dark cherry, tar, vanilla and coffee aromatics pair well with soft textures and a chocolate, boysenberry filled finish. This vintage was produced with the help with Stephane Derenoncourt. 90 Pts

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08 Château Le Thil is a contender for the best value wine in Bordeaux today. It’s amazing a wine selling for this little money from good terroir, made with the assistance of Stephane Derenoncourt, can be found in the marketplace for such a low price. Ripe, rich, smoky black fruit, along with earth and cigar box notes, are the hallmark of this wine. 89-91 Pts

08 Château Le Thil is a contender for the best value wine in Bordeaux today. It’s amazing a wine selling for this little money from good terroir, made with the assistance of Stephane Derenoncourt, can be found in the marketplace for such a low price. Ripe, rich, smoky black fruit, along with earth and cigar box notes, are the hallmark of this wine. 89-91 Pts

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