“A perennial overachiever, the 2016 Château Lilian Ladouys brings the goods in 2016” – JD


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Château Lilian Ladouys, Saint-Estèphe 2016 – 
93 points – James Suckling 
“The blueberry and blackberry aromas are certainly attractive here. Full-bodied and dense with a very velvety texture and a long, generous finish of ripe fruit and spice. Drink from 2022.”- James Suckling.com
92 points – Decanter 
“The nose reflects very ripe red and black fruit, and even some exotic notes, which could take some by surprise. But the palate is more balanced, showing fresh cassis on the finish, which has a long lift, and almost suggests the grapefruit freshness of a white wine! I like the mid-palate sap. An excellent wine and miles better than its New World-style and less terroir-driven 2010, also tasted.” – Panos Kakaviatos, Decanter 
92 points  – Jeb Dunnuck 
“A perennial overachiever, the 2016 Château Lilian Ladouys brings the goods in 2016 and has a complex, medium to full-bodied, character-filled style to go with …

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