Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint-Estephe 2016

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Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint-Estephe 2016
$36.99
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$29.99

SKU 01799

750ml

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Chateau Lilian Ladouys was already known for its high quality wines in the 1650's, under the name of La Doys. In time, La Doys morphed into Ladouys, which is how the estate earned its name, Chateau Ladouys. During the 18th century, Ladouys was purchased by the Barre family. The Barre family remained in charge of Chateau Ladouys for more than 150 years. The Barre family were responsible for constructing the chateau that is still in use at the property today.  This 47 hectare Left Bank Bordeaux vineyard is planted to 62% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. This represents a major change in the vineyard that was previously dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon.  The Petit Verdot vines were also a new addition to the varietal makeup. The vines are old at close to 40 years of age. The oldest vines are 60 years of age. The vine density ranges from 8,000 vines per hectare to 10,000 vines per hectare. The terroir is typical of St. Estephe with its gravel, clay and limestone soils.  Serve Lilian Ladouys with classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. Lilian Ladouys is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta. 

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe
Brand Chateau Lilian Ladouys
Alcohol/vol 13.6%
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James SucklingFirm and silky with a lovely depth of fruit and polished tannins. Some cedar and berry. Full and dense. Excellent length. Energetic acidity at end. Yes. Better than the super 2014. Best ever. 93-94

April 2017
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Wine SpectatorDesignation Barrel Tasting. Juicy, with a lively streak of anise running through the middle of the plum and bitter cherry core. The finish has solid, fresh grip. Score range: 90-93

James Molesworth, 2017
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Lilian Ladouys is a blend of 62% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot aged in 30% new French oak for 15 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it sings of baked plums, crème de cassis and Black Forest cake with bay leaves, pencil lead and menthol. Medium-bodied, elegant and packed with vibrant flavor layers, it finishes long.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, November 2018
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DecanterChâteau Lilian Ladouys has the same owner as Château Pédesclaux, with Eric Boissenot acting as consultant. The intensity here is really remarkable for a wine that has such juice through the palate. There is a beautiful ripeness to the fruit, with tannins that provide a fresh frame. A definite improvement on the 2015, it captures the spirit of juicy, fresh tannins and fruits of the vintage. The blend is 62% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, with a pH of 3.64.

April 2017

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