CR34520

Château Lilian Ladouys, Saint-Estèphe 2020



£32.00

75cl ALC 13.5%

Juicy, raspberry purity which is backed up by a fleshy feel in the mouth, fine tannin and a juicy finish. The Saint-Estèphe stoney character comes through too, but with added richness. A good effort that will age nicely.


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Details

France, Bordeaux, Médoc & Left Bank, Saint-Estèphe

Still Red

59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot

Medium-bodied

Drink or Keep

2020

Beef Casserole

13.5%

75cl

Château Lilian Ladouys

Bought in 2008 by Jacky and Françoise Lorenzetti, this estate has seen considerable investment and renovation.

Consisting of 80 hectares of fine vineyards on gravel outcrops and clayey-limestone soils, very advanced wine making techniques and 16 - 18 months of oak ageing are returning Château Lilian Ladouys back to its true potential. Château Pédesclaux in Pauillac is also under the same ownership.

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Vintage guide

Early reports suggest the 2022 vintage looks very promising indeed. The 2021 vintage has made wines that are medium bodied with good freshness, in a similar style to 2017. The 2020 vintage yielded wines that are aromatic and concentrated, quite big in structure with freshness and balance. The wines of 2019 are very concentrated, fresh, ripe and plentiful, all in all a very well-regarded vintage. 2018 was a very good vintage in the end but mildew, hail, and a heatwave all served to reduce yields. The harvest across the region took place in near ideal conditions. 2017 is good in terms of quality but short on quantity, following frosts in the Spring that decimated certain properties. 2016 is a worthy successor to 2015, on a par qualitatively and looking very promising across all wine types. A hot summer but with cool nights has produced wines with fruit and freshness. 2015 is exceptionally good across the region for reds, especially the Right Bank, Pessac-Léognan, dry whites (better for Sauvignon than Sémillon) and sweeties: it is certainly the best vintage since 2010. 2014 is a very good Cabernet vintage, particularly in the Médoc where the wines are fresh with fine tannins. Overall, ripeness levels are good and so are quantities. The 2013 and 2012 vintages were not particularly easy for the Bordelais, requiring dedication in the vineyard and modern techniques in the winery. Plenty of attractive short- and medium-term wines have been made, but yields are low.

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*You should allow longer for delivery to the Scottish Highlands.

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Usually delivered the next working day (on orders placed before 1pm on a working day).

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