2014 Chateau Lilian Ladouys 750 ml • 2014 •

country: France / region: Bordeaux / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / manufacturer: Carbonnieux / vintage: 2014 / sku: 4014034
Wine Enthusiast   93 Points
James Suckling   93 Points
Reg. $34.99 $26.99
DESCRIPTION:
This Lilian Ladouys 2014 has a beautiful and intense purple color. The bouquet is very open, dominated by the Merlots from gravels on bedrock clay-limestone soils, exhibits notes of small red fruits and orange peels. After aeration, the wine is on the rise and reveals flavors of cedar and gunflint aromas. The palate is expressive, it has a lovely attack extended by a chewy structure. The finish has some powdered tannins with a lot of moka and toasted almonds flavors. 2014 is probably the best vintage made since the purchase done by Jacky and Françoise Lorenzetti. 

Blend: 56% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRING:
Barbeque
Beef
Game
Lamb

Ratings

Wine Enthusiast   93 Points
James Suckling   93 Points
WEWine Enthusiast: 93 points
Under the ownership of Jacky Lorenzetti, president of one of France’s top rugby clubs, this estate is now performing impressively. The wine is finely structured with dark tannins and tight acidity and a hint of minerality. It is Merlot-dominated, although it is the 40% Cabernet Sauvignon that brings out the black-currant fruitiness.
JSJames Suckling: 93 points
Fantastic aromas of blueberries, orange peel and flowers. Full-bodied, fruity — yet silky and focused with a beautiful center palate of fruit and ripe tannins. Remains fresh and gorgeous. Best ever.