The Chateau Lilian Ladouys 2015 is a very linear and refined red with currant and lemon aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a bright finish. Shows focus and beauty. Elegant and long. The nose dark, earthy and redolent of dark flowers. The palate offers lovely fresh, mineral grip. This is very St Estèphe, albeit not the biggest wine of the commune in the vintage.
This wine is a blend of 62% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Chateau Lilian Ladouys is a serious Saint-Estephe that shines in a vintage which was more difficult for the northern portions of the Medoc. Possessing medium-bodied notes of currants, dried herbs, spice and hints of background oak, it’s nicely balanced on the palate, has fine, ripe tannin, moderate density, and an undeniable charm that will keep it drinking nicely for 15 years or more.