Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2016 - Liquors Inc.
Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2016
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Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2016

  • ws90-93
  • wa91

750ml
$39.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe
Brand Chateau Lilian Ladouys
Alcohol/vol 13.6%
The 2016 Château Lilian Ladouys reveals a very deep garnet red color, enhanced with beautiful violet hues. Its explosive nose exudes notes of crushed raspberry, cherry with brandy and bitter cocoa. These are backed with intense fl oral notes that recall a spring flowers bouquet, relieved by aromas of cedar and sandalwood. An ample attack, on the volume and the fat, brings towards a dense body, a powerful and velvety matter. The 2016 vintage's generosity is reminded in a perfect balance of freshness and delight. The cherry is very present, enhanced with notes of orange peel, chocolate and nutmeg. The long finish comes along with chalky tannins, particular to the Merlot's great success on our asteriated limestone soils.
Wine Spectator
  • ws90-93

Designation 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
Wine Advocate
  • wa91

The 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 30, 2018