Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2014
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Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2014

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750ml
$34.99
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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
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Juicy, with good briary energy to the core of crushed plum and black currant fruit. Bay and tobacco notes fill in on the finish, adding range, though the fruit holds the upper hand easily. Best from 2018 through 2026. 18,335 cases made. — JM

James Molesworth, March 31, 2017