The 2018 Chateau Lilian Ladouys wine colour is rich and red, not as concentrated as some. This Chateau Lilian Ladouys wine has a juiciness through the palate, but also a sense of restraint and austerity. It feels ripe but not overripe, and well held together. A relatively gentle, appetising wine with a floral touch. This is a very intense Saint-Estèphe wine is cohesive and focused, though it needs just a little more finesse on the finish.
In 2018, the Lorenzetti family purchased two neighbor estates, Château Clauzet and Château Tour de Pez, adding these to the Lilian Ladouys vineyard to almost double its planted area to 77 hectares. These additional vineyards are composed of gravelly soils of the same level as the best blocks of Lilian Ladouys. Soils are a typically Saint-Estèphe mix of sandy-gravel and clay with some limestone deposits. The blend is 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, and it has 14.41% alcohol.
94 points James Suckling
92 points Decanter
92 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate