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Château Lilian Ladouys

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2018 Château Lilian Ladouys  (St. Estèphe) 93

Definitely the best vintage of Lilian Ladouys to date. The wine is loaded with licorice, black fruits, smoke and wet earth. Medium/full-bodied with a round, juicy, lush-mouth feel, there is a nice spicy character in the finish due to the increase of Cabernet Sauvignon in the vineyard and the blend. The wine was produced using 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, reaching 14.4% alcohol. 92-94 Pts

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2017 Château Lilian Ladouys  (St. Estèphe) 90

Licorice, black raspberries, tobacco, smoky cherries, spice and cedar characteristics come out in this medium/full bodied, dusty textured, forward wine which ends in a soft, red berry finish. Made from blending of 50% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.2% alcohol.

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2016 Château Lilian Ladouys  (St. Estèphe) 93

Fresh, spicy cassis, licorice and blackberry have exploded all over the place in the best vintage yet for Lilian Ladouys. With textbook tannins, fresh fruit, length and lovability, the wine was made from a blend of 62% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot with 13.6% alcohol and a pH of 3.67.

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2015 Château Lilian Ladouys  (St. Estèphe) 90

Cedar, tobacco leaf, cigar wrapper, wet earth, red plum help create the character here. The wine is medium-bodied, forward, soft already expressive with its crisp, lively finish.

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Cassis, cranberry and spice, medium-bodied and soft on the palate, this wine is fresh, bright and crisp in its red berry character.

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2014 Château Lilian Ladouys  (St. Estèphe) 91

Licorice, black raspberries, tobacco, smoky cherries, spice and cedar characteristics come out in the medium/full bodied, dusty textured finish.

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Fresh, sweet but sassy black raspberries and cherries, licorice, espresso and fertile soil, this wine finishes with soft but dusty tannins. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Château Lilian Ladouys  (St. Estèphe) 88

Blending 55% Merlot, 40% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the wine has an earthy, crisp, bright, red berry and thyme personality with a lot of freshness in its style. 87-89 Pts

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2012 Château Lilian Ladouys  (St. Estèphe) 89

55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot, the wine reached 13.1% alcohol and will be aged in 50% new French oak for between 12-14 months. Smoke, stone, cassis, leaf and pepper scents open to a medium-bodied, fresh black cherry-filled wine with a sweet and tart black raspberry finish. 88-90 Pts

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2011 Château Lilian Ladouys  (St. Estèphe) 89

From an assemblage containing one of the highest concentrations of Merlot in the appellation at 70%. The remainder is made from Cabernet Sauvignon with deep color and a perfume of licorice, coffee and black cherry. This medium-bodied wine has fresh cassis in the finish. 88 - 90 Pts

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2010 Château Lilian Ladouys  (St. Estèphe) 90

Lilian Ladouys, located close to Lafon Rochet on sand and gravel soils, this vintage was produced from a 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The wine opens with stone, oak and blackberry aromas. Medium bodied with light cassis flavors and dusty tannins are found in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys  (St. Estèphe) 89

Medium bodied with ripe red berries and earthy scents, this soft textured, easy to drink St. Estephe wine is best enjoyed in its youth. If you're looking for value priced Bordeaux with character, this is a great choice.

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1996 Château Lilian Ladouys  (St. Estèphe) 82

Light, fading, more tobacco and earth on the nose than crisp, sharp red fruits in the finish. Drink up.

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