Château Lilian Ladouys

Saint Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

8.985 ratings
8.811 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
John Kemper

The ruby/purple '11 Château Lilian Ladouys Red Bordeaux St.-Estèphe perfumes the nose with red licorice, graphite, black cherry and peppery oak scents. Medium-bodied and a bit austere on the tongue. Dusty tannins on the mineral-laced finish. A good food wine.

The ruby/purple '11 Château Lilian Ladouys Red Bordeaux St.-Estèphe perfumes the nose with red licorice, graphite, black cherry and peppery oak scents. Medium-bodied and a bit austere on the tongue. Dusty tannins on the mineral-laced finish. A good food wine.

3 people found it helpfulJun 19th, 2014
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.1

Took a while to open up, but when it does, wow!

Took a while to open up, but when it does, wow!

2 people found it helpfulAug 29th, 2014
David Kline

This was stiff enough to warrant using the decanter! Admittedly it is very young, but in an awful vintage, the early bird often gets the purple worm. Really a lovely animal. A funk blew off initially, revealing a rich, ripe perfume of cran-blackberry, red currant and violets. The pronounced fruit tannins were thick as a cloud of mayflies, but softened rapidly, to dazzle us with a fulgent array of bright crystalline plum and cinnamon, raspy vanilla and berry assortment, delicious earthy mushrooms and clean clay undulating lithely beneath a river of the aforementioned. Pretty, bright, no-nonsense, and elegantly muscled. Very sexy stuff.

This was stiff enough to warrant using the decanter! Admittedly it is very young, but in an awful vintage, the early bird often gets the purple worm. Really a lovely animal. A funk blew off initially, revealing a rich, ripe perfume of cran-blackberry, red currant and violets. The pronounced fruit tannins were thick as a cloud of mayflies, but softened rapidly, to dazzle us with a fulgent array of bright crystalline plum and cinnamon, raspy vanilla and berry assortment, delicious earthy mushrooms and clean clay undulating lithely beneath a river of the aforementioned. Pretty, bright, no-nonsense, and elegantly muscled. Very sexy stuff.

Apr 26th, 2015
Kyle Groombridge

Starts off with some dark fruit, lavender, and minerality with tons of oak on the nose.. The wood blows off after a couple hours and turns into blackberry jam, pepper, and sweet licorice.. Thankfully the lavender stays in place. On the palate, it is very even-keeled and new world-esque with luscious dark fruit, minerality, and moderate tannins. I can see why spectator liked it, it doesn't need as much time as the '10.

Starts off with some dark fruit, lavender, and minerality with tons of oak on the nose.. The wood blows off after a couple hours and turns into blackberry jam, pepper, and sweet licorice.. Thankfully the lavender stays in place. On the palate, it is very even-keeled and new world-esque with luscious dark fruit, minerality, and moderate tannins. I can see why spectator liked it, it doesn't need as much time as the '10.

Jan 17th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.3

Pretty fantastic. Graphite, pencil shavings, dark fruit but low alc., mineral, floral, subtle, killer!

Pretty fantastic. Graphite, pencil shavings, dark fruit but low alc., mineral, floral, subtle, killer!

Jul 2nd, 2014
Tom Heckert

Nice food wine. Tobacco and black cherry notes when it opened. Classic finish. Went well with the Christmas herbed crusted prime rib.

Nice food wine. Tobacco and black cherry notes when it opened. Classic finish. Went well with the Christmas herbed crusted prime rib.

Dec 25th, 2018
Paul Bud

Needs more time. Will wait another year before trying another bottle. Very tannic

Needs more time. Will wait another year before trying another bottle. Very tannic

Jun 24th, 2017
Brett Rogosin

Pretty good Bordeaux. Opened up more each day it was open. Definitely was a bit closed and could have used a few more years.

Pretty good Bordeaux. Opened up more each day it was open. Definitely was a bit closed and could have used a few more years.

Feb 1st, 2017
Sharon Hovey

Just ok. Really flattened out after opened.

Just ok. Really flattened out after opened.

Sep 9th, 2016
Josh Parkinson

After breathing for a few hours it has great body, depth, and linger with some pepperyness and licorice and black cherry notes.

After breathing for a few hours it has great body, depth, and linger with some pepperyness and licorice and black cherry notes.

Mar 19th, 2016