Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2017
Awards: 93 Wine Enthusiast.
Now under the same ownership as the revived Château Pedesclaux in Pauillac, this property is hitting its true potential.
This latest release is textured while also having great fruits, rich tannins and considerable ageing ability. This wine should be drunk from 2023. ROGER VOSS
At first, Chateau Lilian Ladouys has an estate with great history. Indeed, the origins of Château Lilian Ladouys date back to 1564. The property was a fief of Jacques de Bercoyan, lord of Lafite. Then, the Lorenzetti family aquired the property in 2008.
Since 2018, Manon Lorenzetti has been at the head of the Château Lilian Ladouys. She has invested in the property her own dynamic energy. As a result, it brought the estate to the highest levels of the Saint-Estèphe appellation. In 2019, the cellar underwent an extension and renovation. At last, following the new classification of 2020, Château Lilian Ladouys has been designated Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel.
Located in the Saint-Estèphe appellation, the Château Lilian Ladouys vineyard covers 80 hectares. Certified HVE level 3 (High Environmental Value)and with the organic farming in 2020.
Vincent Bache-Gabrielsen is in charged of the vineyard and advised by oenologist Éric Boissenot.
Grape Varieties: 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes: At first, When tasted, Lilian Ladouys always reveals a rich and crisp structure. Then, it has ripe tannins and refined oak. Both melt into an explosion of fruit. Overall, it has the opulence and length of a Saint-Estèphe fine wine. Last, the wine is powerful with a wonderful sensation of freshness.