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2016 Château Lilian Ladouys

$29.99
2016 Château Lilian Ladouys
An incredible Bordeaux overachiever, the 2016 chateau Lilian Ladouys is one of the best values in the category that we have seen. This was a big hit with our clients, and we almost sold everything we had in one day. However, we have a bit left, and whether you missed our previous offer or want to double down, now is the time to grab some more.

One of the best buys of the vintage for Bordeaux Chateau Lilian Ladouys is a Cru Bourgeois Exceptional (the top cru for the Bourgeois classification) located in Saint Estephe, a status granted in 2020 after years of dedication and hard work. The Chateau is owned by the Lorenzetti, who purchased the Chateau in 2008 and has been instrumental in the recent success of this Chateau converting to organic viticulture, a massive project still underway.
Chateau Lilian Ladouys has been called the Rising Star of Saint Estephe due to its commitment to the highest quality possible but at affordable pricing. As the scores below show, it is easy to see why.
This is the flagship bottling of the estate made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc grown on calcareous soils. The vineyard team enhances the quality of the vines via leaf thinning, disbudding, and green harvesting. Grapes are harvested by hand and sorted manually before a cold maceration and fermentation before gravity fed to 40% new barrels to age for 15 months.
Chateau Lilian Ladouys is one of Bordeaux's best values, and 2016 is one of the most exceptional vintages they have ever made. With a few extra years in the bottle compared to the new release, it is showing incredibly well now but has the classic Bordeaux structure to spend some time in the cellar if desired. Big notes below this is a not to miss Bordeaux value.

James Suckling 93 pts! "The blueberry and blackberry aromas are certainly attractive here. Full-bodied and dense with a very velvety texture and a long, generous finish of ripe fruit and spice. Drink from 2022."

Chris Kissack (Winedoctor) 93 pts! "In this vintage the assemblage is Merlot-heavy, this variety accounting for 62% of the blend, with 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. This blend is a reflection of the ongoing reconstitution of the vineyard, as the parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon planted on limestone soils have been pulled up, and the team have since started pulling up the Merlot planted on more gravelly soils which will rebalance the blend. The élevage was in 40% new oak, for 15 months. It is perfumed, with a cherry-skin and praline nose, touched with a note of crushed summer berries, as well as seams of tobacco and toast. There follows a very fresh palate, supple, with a medium-bodied substance, full and yet showing a little twist of elegance. A very correct wine, with a good grip underneath the fruit, quite savoury and sinewy in style, not substantial but serious. It lingers with a nice grip in the finish too. (Dec 2018)"

Decanter 92 pts! "Made by the same team as at Château Pedesclaux, this Cru Bourgeois was promoted to Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel in 2020, reflecting all the improvements at the property. The 2016 and the 2018 are on par for quality, but the blend for 2016 emphasises Merlot (62%), along with 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, while 2018 is Cabernet dominant. The 2016 was harvested from Oct 3 to 17, and the wine spent 15 months in barrels, 30% new. It's generous and even opulent, with expansive aromas of cassis, sensuous red fruit tones to the flavour, silky textures, and really a lush, lifted finish. The character shifts slightly with the 2018, after the Lorenzetti family incorporated vineyards from two neighbouring estates with similar gravelly soils. (Drink between 2022 - 2037)"

Jeb Dunnuck 92 pts! "A perennial overachiever, the 2016 Château Lilian Ladouys brings the goods in 2016 and has a complex, medium to full-bodied, character-filled style to go with loads of blue fruits, incense, dried herbs, and a hint of violets. A blend of 62% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot all raised in 30% new barrels, this charming, front end-loaded effort is well worth seeking out. It should keep for 10-15 years. (Drink between 2019 - 2034)"

Vinous (Neal Martin) 92 pts! "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. (Jan 2019)"

2016 Château Lilian Ladouys

2016 Château Lilian Ladouys

$29.99
$29.99

An incredible Bordeaux overachiever, the 2016 chateau Lilian Ladouys is one of the best values in the category that we have seen. This was a big hit with our clients, and we almost sold everything we had in one day. However, we have a bit left, and whether you missed our previous offer or want to double down, now is the time to grab some more.

One of the best buys of the vintage for Bordeaux Chateau Lilian Ladouys is a Cru Bourgeois Exceptional (the top cru for the Bourgeois classification) located in Saint Estephe, a status granted in 2020 after years of dedication and hard work. The Chateau is owned by the Lorenzetti, who purchased the Chateau in 2008 and has been instrumental in the recent success of this Chateau converting to organic viticulture, a massive project still underway.
Chateau Lilian Ladouys has been called the Rising Star of Saint Estephe due to its commitment to the highest quality possible but at affordable pricing. As the scores below show, it is easy to see why.
This is the flagship bottling of the estate made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc grown on calcareous soils. The vineyard team enhances the quality of the vines via leaf thinning, disbudding, and green harvesting. Grapes are harvested by hand and sorted manually before a cold maceration and fermentation before gravity fed to 40% new barrels to age for 15 months.
Chateau Lilian Ladouys is one of Bordeaux's best values, and 2016 is one of the most exceptional vintages they have ever made. With a few extra years in the bottle compared to the new release, it is showing incredibly well now but has the classic Bordeaux structure to spend some time in the cellar if desired. Big notes below this is a not to miss Bordeaux value.

James Suckling 93 pts! "The blueberry and blackberry aromas are certainly attractive here. Full-bodied and dense with a very velvety texture and a long, generous finish of ripe fruit and spice. Drink from 2022."

Chris Kissack (Winedoctor) 93 pts! "In this vintage the assemblage is Merlot-heavy, this variety accounting for 62% of the blend, with 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. This blend is a reflection of the ongoing reconstitution of the vineyard, as the parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon planted on limestone soils have been pulled up, and the team have since started pulling up the Merlot planted on more gravelly soils which will rebalance the blend. The élevage was in 40% new oak, for 15 months. It is perfumed, with a cherry-skin and praline nose, touched with a note of crushed summer berries, as well as seams of tobacco and toast. There follows a very fresh palate, supple, with a medium-bodied substance, full and yet showing a little twist of elegance. A very correct wine, with a good grip underneath the fruit, quite savoury and sinewy in style, not substantial but serious. It lingers with a nice grip in the finish too. (Dec 2018)"

Decanter 92 pts! "Made by the same team as at Château Pedesclaux, this Cru Bourgeois was promoted to Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel in 2020, reflecting all the improvements at the property. The 2016 and the 2018 are on par for quality, but the blend for 2016 emphasises Merlot (62%), along with 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, while 2018 is Cabernet dominant. The 2016 was harvested from Oct 3 to 17, and the wine spent 15 months in barrels, 30% new. It's generous and even opulent, with expansive aromas of cassis, sensuous red fruit tones to the flavour, silky textures, and really a lush, lifted finish. The character shifts slightly with the 2018, after the Lorenzetti family incorporated vineyards from two neighbouring estates with similar gravelly soils. (Drink between 2022 - 2037)"

Jeb Dunnuck 92 pts! "A perennial overachiever, the 2016 Château Lilian Ladouys brings the goods in 2016 and has a complex, medium to full-bodied, character-filled style to go with loads of blue fruits, incense, dried herbs, and a hint of violets. A blend of 62% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot all raised in 30% new barrels, this charming, front end-loaded effort is well worth seeking out. It should keep for 10-15 years. (Drink between 2019 - 2034)"

Vinous (Neal Martin) 92 pts! "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. (Jan 2019)"