Château Lilian Ladouys

Saint Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

8.9150 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Kathryn Finnerty

Purchased at Costco. 2010 vintage. First taste closed and dry. Decanted with aerator tobacco, fig scent astringent feel on the tongue. 3 hrs after decant astringency gone nose has opened up nicely. Nice open berry scent. Luscious mouth feel.

Purchased at Costco. 2010 vintage. First taste closed and dry. Decanted with aerator tobacco, fig scent astringent feel on the tongue. 3 hrs after decant astringency gone nose has opened up nicely. Nice open berry scent. Luscious mouth feel.

4 people found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2014
Sipping Fine Wine

Tried this again, about a year later. Time proved well. The vines of Lilian-Ladouys are found a stone's throw from the Graves of Cos d'Estournel and the Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. Purple, with inky tones. Aromas of black and blue fruit, smoky notes and soft spice. Palate displays black and blue fruits with toasty oak flavors, full body with round tannins. Finish ends with earthy mineral tones.

Tried this again, about a year later. Time proved well. The vines of Lilian-Ladouys are found a stone's throw from the Graves of Cos d'Estournel and the Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. Purple, with inky tones. Aromas of black and blue fruit, smoky notes and soft spice. Palate displays black and blue fruits with toasty oak flavors, full body with round tannins. Finish ends with earthy mineral tones.

Jan 21st, 2017
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.3

Again, smokin'! 2010 this time.

Again, smokin'! 2010 this time.

Dec 20th, 2016
Ivonne Nill

Beautiful St. Estephe, just evolved enough to take the edge off the tannins, with plenty of dark fruit, cedar, spice, structure, and freshness to please. Fab value!

Beautiful St. Estephe, just evolved enough to take the edge off the tannins, with plenty of dark fruit, cedar, spice, structure, and freshness to please. Fab value!

Oct 31st, 2016
Grant Simpson

Dense and chewy lots of oak needs time.

Dense and chewy lots of oak needs time.

Sep 25th, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.0

Uncork this in the morning to drink with dinner. The tannins are no doubt grainier than the 2009, and does not compare in its sheer fruit concentration, but this has the definitive edge in expression of place and a fresher more mineral driven fruit.

Uncork this in the morning to drink with dinner. The tannins are no doubt grainier than the 2009, and does not compare in its sheer fruit concentration, but this has the definitive edge in expression of place and a fresher more mineral driven fruit.

Nov 30th, 2015
Drew DiMatteo

After some time to open up it's really starting to shine. #LilianLadouys #Bordeaux

After some time to open up it's really starting to shine. #LilianLadouys #Bordeaux

Mar 19th, 2015
Kyle Groombridge

Big, dark, and extracted. Lavender, wood, and spice on the nose. More wood and some graphite on the palate, devoid though of much fruit. Luscious mouthfeel and very dry on the finish, but livened up by pulled pork. Needs way more time. 3rd day was fantastic! Give it time!

Big, dark, and extracted. Lavender, wood, and spice on the nose. More wood and some graphite on the palate, devoid though of much fruit. Luscious mouthfeel and very dry on the finish, but livened up by pulled pork. Needs way more time. 3rd day was fantastic! Give it time!

Nov 5th, 2014
Drew DiMatteo

I'm glad I stocked up on this Bordeaux from an outstanding vintage. #wine #Bordeaux

I'm glad I stocked up on this Bordeaux from an outstanding vintage. #wine #Bordeaux

Aug 14th, 2014
Rick Baumgarten

Very dark and opaque. Nose earthy and floral. Big but raw taste that says come back in 5 years.

Very dark and opaque. Nose earthy and floral. Big but raw taste that says come back in 5 years.

Apr 17th, 2014