Château Lilian Ladouys

Château Lilian Ladouys

St-Estèphe 2022

Bordeaux, France

Regular price£174.00
Case Format
Duty Status
Style: Red Drink from: 2028
ABV: % Drink to: 2038
Packaging: OCC Stock arriving: May 2025
Critic scores
88-90 RP, 89-91 NM, 90-92 AG, 92-93 JS, 16 JR, 93 JA, 91-93+ JD
Critic reviews
"A Merlot-dominant blend, the 2022 Lilian Ladouys offers up rich aromas of dark berries, violets, charcoal and rose petals, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy palate framed by rich, youthfully firm tannins that assert themselves on the finish. Impacted by hail and with a very elevated pH of 3.95, this is something of a blunt instrument."
William Kelley, April 2023,

"The 2022 Lilian Ladouys, which was picked from 8 September, has the highest proportion of Petit Verdot in recent years and is aged in one-third new oak. It is fragrant on the nose, blackberry intermixed with raspberry and loamy scents, perhaps more understated than I was expecting, yet it opens nicely with modest aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly angular tannins. Quite firm and very saline with a seaweed tang toward the slightly gritty finish. It doesn't quite "flow" as I would have liked, hence my prudent score. Tasted twice with consistent notes. NB There is no Deuxième Vin this year."
Neal Martin, April 2023,

"The 2022 Lilian Ladouys is a dense, powerful wine. In most vintages, Lilian Ladouys is a bit lighter, but in 2022 everything is amplified. A shift in parcels and the style of the year have resulted in a serious, punchy wine with real breadth. Savory and earthy notes add complexity."
Antonio Galloni, April 2023,

"Intense colour, marzipan and fennel, caraway seeds, cracked pepper, very classic St Estèphe in that it has just a ton of cassis and bilberry fruit, with chewy tannins that have you wading through the mid palate. This is clearly extremely well made, almost 2010 in feel, with balance and confidence. Due for certifcation organic in 2024, now in conversion. Highest amount of Petit Verdot at this estate, lost around 30% of the crop through hail and frost in northern St Estèphe. 35% new oak barrels, alongside larger sized oak casks for ageing."
Jane Anson, April 2023,

"Timid nose. Medium-bodied with adequate freshness. Smooth attack then a little chewy and chalky on the finish. Needs to settle."
James Lawther, May 2023,

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Antonio Galloni,
Allan Meadows,
Gus McLean,
Jane Anson,
Jeb Dunnuck,
Jancis Robinson,
James Suckling,
Lisa Perrotti-Brown,
Neal Martin,
Tim Atkin,

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