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2016 Lilian Ladouys St Estephe

2016 Lilian Ladouys St Estephe

93 Points Jeff Leve
2016 Lilian Ladouys St Estephe
93 Points Jeff Leve

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A classy wine from an historic estate which dates back to 1654. From close planted vines on classic gravel and limestone soils, this Lilian Ladouys from a warm vintage is both lush and densely structured. For a very modest price, this is a great prospect for short to medium term cellaring.

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$49.99 in mixed 6+ or $55.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

62% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot

Its Origins

Château Lilian Ladouys is Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois wine property located in Saint-Estèphe with 40ha vineyards on gravel rich soils and well-drained slopes overlooking the Gironde. Plantings are 58% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. The wine style is robust, with loads of black currant fruit, cherries and dusty, loamy soil notes as well as hints of tobacco leaf, spice box and cedar, that should agenicely for 10+ years.

What The Critics Say

93/100 Wine Cellar Insider, Jeff Leve

"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."

92/100 Vinous, Neal Martin

"This is the third time I have tasted the 2016 Lilian Ladouys in bottle. It retains a very intense blackberry and boysenberry bouquet laced with minerals, but displays a little more amplitude than it did in August. The tightly knit palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and still shows the graphite seam that I remarked upon previously. There is a little more persistence now, hence the slightly higher score. Good potential." Drink 2023 - 2040

92/100 Decanter, Panos Kakaviatos

"The nose reflects very ripe red and black fruit, and even some exotic notes, which could take some by surprise. But the palate is more balanced, showing fresh cassis on the finish, which has a long lift, and almost suggests the grapefruit freshness of a white wine! I like the mid-palate sap. An excellent wine and miles better than its New World-style and less terroir-driven 2010, also tasted." Drink 2020 - 2030

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.60%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2040

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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