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Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2015

The 2015 Château Lilian Ladouys is a blend of 62% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It has a broody, earthy, very Saint Estèphe bouquet that was showing a great deal of new oak when I tasted it. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannin on the entry, quite masculine and foursquare, plenty of fruit with strong tobacco notes coming through on the finish. If I am being honest, I was just hoping for a little more from this ever-improving Cru Bourgeois under the guiding hand of Emmanuel Cruse, though I feel that it is just slightly compromised by the September storm clouds. Apr 2016,, Drink: 2020-2030

Score: 88-90/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2020-2030

The 2015 Lilian Ladouys offers terrific depth and nuance within the context of the vintage. Sweet herbs, tobacco, mint, licorice and black cherry notes abound. Overall, the 2015 is a bit rustic, but pleasingly so. This is a very solid effort for the year. In 2015, the blend is 56% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. Apr 2016,

Score: 87-89/100Antonio Galloni

A bright, high-pitched style, with blood orange and red currant fruit inlaid with a singed balsam note. Stays a bit taut but shows length, suggesting this may fill in a bit more. Mar 2016, James Molesworth,

Score: 86-89/100Wine Spectator

The 2015 Lilian Ladouys is a blend of 62% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc aged in 30% new, 30% one-year-old and 40% two-year-old oak barrels for 15 months. Deep garnet-purple colored, it has an earthy/meaty nose with damp soil and dried herbs notes over a core of stewed red plums and cherry cordial. The medium-bodied palate is fine and fresh but just a little lean and short. Feb 2018,

Score: 85-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown