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Château Le Thil Comte Clary

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2018 Château Le Thil Comte Clary  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

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 Château Le Thil Comte Clary  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2016 Château Le Thil Comte Clary  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2015 Château Le Thil Comte Clary  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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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.

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2014 Château Le Thil Comte Clary  (Pessac-Léognan) 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

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2013 Château Le Thil Comte Clary  (Pessac-Léognan) 85

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 Château Le Thil Comte Clary  (Pessac-Léognan) 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

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2012 Château Le Thil Comte Clary Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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

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2011 Château Le Thil Comte Clary  (Pessac-Léognan) 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

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2010 Château Le Thil Comte Clary  (Pessac-Léognan) 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

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2009 Château Le Thil Comte Clary Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2009 Château Le Thil Comte Clary  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2008 Château Le Thil Comte Clary  (Pessac-Léognan) 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

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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

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