2022 Chateau Lilian LadouysBlend from France
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- 91-93+ Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 92-93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 90-92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 89-91 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent
- 88-90 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91-93+ Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
From a château that lost 40% of their production due to hail, the 2022 Château Lilian Ladouys checks in as 52% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Petit Verdot. A rich, medium to full-bodied, balanced Saint-Estèphe, it offers pure plum and darker cherry fruits, some chocolate and leafy herb nuances, ripe tannins, and a concentrated, textured mid-palate. It's beautifully done, and I suspect it will represent a great value as well.
92-93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
Blackberries, blueberries and dark chocolate with some spice. Medium body. Firm and bright. Polished tannins. Very spicy with nutmeg and cloves at the end. 52% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon and 8% petit verdot.
90-92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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.
89-91 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent
The 2022 Lilian Ladouys is a blend of 52% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Petit Verdot; with 33% being aged in new oak. The pH is 3.95 and the TPI is 75. There was some hail damage in June, so yields are lower than usual at 33 hl/ha. It has a deep garnet-purple color and bursts from the glass with bold notions of juicy black plums, black cherry preserves, and crushed redcurrants, leading to hints of menthol and crushed rocks. The medium-bodied palate delivers mouth-coating black fruits, with a firm, grainy texture and seamless freshness, finishing with a minty lift.
88-90 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
91-93+ - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
92-93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
90-92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
89-91 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent
88-90 - William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot|
|Taste||currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger, vanilla, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit|
|Nose||violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, mocha, vanilla and tobacco|