Château Lilian Ladouys

Saint Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

8.957 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Dan R
9.0

Graphite, cassis, blood/iodine flavors, dense and chewy. Bdx for the long haul. Well made and evocative, if a touch burly.

Graphite, cassis, blood/iodine flavors, dense and chewy. Bdx for the long haul. Well made and evocative, if a touch burly.

1 person found it helpfulMay 24th, 2019
Ryan Haus

Deep Ruby color

Pronounced aromas of black cherry. black currant, slate, graphite, black plum, mint with secondary aromas of cedar, smoke, vanilla, and tertiary aromas of leather and tobacco. 
Dry, high acidity, high tannins, medium alcohol, medium (+) body, long finish. 
Pronounced flavors. Primary flavors of black currant, black plum, red and black cherry, graphite with secondary flavors of cedar and tertiary flavors of leather and tobacco. 

This is an outstanding wine. 

Can drink now, but has potential for further ageing. 
$36
drinking in 2021

Deep Ruby color

Pronounced aromas of black cherry. black currant, slate, graphite, black plum, mint with secondary aromas of cedar, smoke, vanilla, and tertiary aromas of leather and tobacco. 
Dry, high acidity, high tannins, medium alcohol, medium (+) body, long finish. 
Pronounced flavors. Primary flavors of black currant, black plum, red and black cherry, graphite with secondary flavors of cedar and tertiary flavors of leather and tobacco. 

This is an outstanding wine. 

Can drink now, but has potential for further ageing. 
$36
drinking in 2021

Apr 28th, 2021
Kevin Kaley

I'm like the new guy on the block with a 2014 vintage. Nice dark color with floral nose and deep dark berry flavor. Pretty smooth, easy tannins. Will have to find some more and let it sit for awhile.

I'm like the new guy on the block with a 2014 vintage. Nice dark color with floral nose and deep dark berry flavor. Pretty smooth, easy tannins. Will have to find some more and let it sit for awhile.

Dec 12th, 2020
Scott Petrus

Young but legal. This youthful wine showed well with an hour in crystal. The 50% merlot, 40% Cab, 8% cab franc, and 2% Petit Verdot assembled nicely for a musk and vibrant wine. Not the most complex but shows what this classic vintage has in store.

Young but legal. This youthful wine showed well with an hour in crystal. The 50% merlot, 40% Cab, 8% cab franc, and 2% Petit Verdot assembled nicely for a musk and vibrant wine. Not the most complex but shows what this classic vintage has in store.

Jul 12th, 2020
Jeff Hasmann

Wife and I have been locked down for awhile now, so decided to pull out some Bordeaux. We’ll start with some young ones, then raid the cellar for some gems. First wine of the week. This St Estephe is in a good place now. The 2014 vintage is one of the better wines from this estate - the tannins have mellowed. Bouquet of dark fruit, cassis, and pencil. Lots of graphite and cassis is evident on the palate. Mouthfeel is smooth. Good wine - not as concentrated as the more well known St Estephe’s but much more approachable at 6 years old. 2014 vintage on April 17, 2020

Wife and I have been locked down for awhile now, so decided to pull out some Bordeaux. We’ll start with some young ones, then raid the cellar for some gems. First wine of the week. This St Estephe is in a good place now. The 2014 vintage is one of the better wines from this estate - the tannins have mellowed. Bouquet of dark fruit, cassis, and pencil. Lots of graphite and cassis is evident on the palate. Mouthfeel is smooth. Good wine - not as concentrated as the more well known St Estephe’s but much more approachable at 6 years old. 2014 vintage on April 17, 2020

Apr 23rd, 2020
Marco Rodriguez

Hearty wine with earthy, minerals, and dark chocolate. More muted dark fruit for me. Good balance of acid and tannins.

Hearty wine with earthy, minerals, and dark chocolate. More muted dark fruit for me. Good balance of acid and tannins.

Dec 21st, 2019
Stuart Pollack

Too young to consume. Still fruity and sweet up front. This might be good in 10 years.

Too young to consume. Still fruity and sweet up front. This might be good in 10 years.

Aug 21st, 2019
John Miller

Nice, light and mineral

Nice, light and mineral

Apr 5th, 2019
Carlo Maria Rossotto

A nice start of the year with this St. Estephe. Had it with the risotto with crab, mushrooms and truffle, with the special ingredient of my daughter Sarah, who cooked it just for me! It tasted really good!!!🐷😃❤️ it

A nice start of the year with this St. Estephe. Had it with the risotto with crab, mushrooms and truffle, with the special ingredient of my daughter Sarah, who cooked it just for me! It tasted really good!!!🐷😃❤️ it

Jan 1st, 2019
John Kanellopoulos

This is a superb left bank Bordeaux, surprised I had never tried it before: tremendous aromas soil, berry, currant dark red-purple, robust body old enough for the tennis to have matured considerably, does not get much better than this It maybe the best value for money I have enjoyed so far :)

This is a superb left bank Bordeaux, surprised I had never tried it before: tremendous aromas soil, berry, currant dark red-purple, robust body old enough for the tennis to have matured considerably, does not get much better than this It maybe the best value for money I have enjoyed so far :)

Apr 16th, 2018