Château Lilian Ladouys, Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel,
AOC Saint-Estèphe, Rouge, 2018
AOC Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France
Combining gourmet boldness, voluptuousness and subtlety, Lilian Ladouys’s wines are
made by and for epicureans.
About the wine
From: Family Lorenzetti
Owner: Emmanuel Cruse
Maker: Vincent Bache-Gabrielsen
Vineyard Manager: Ludovic Wallet
Cellar Master: Frédéric Godart
Consulting oenologist: Eric Boissenot
Total area: 46 ha
The density of planting: 8500 to 10 000 vine/ha
Terroir: Peyrosols and chalky-clay soils
Grape varieties: 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Harvests: 29 September, -13 October
Peyrosols and limestone.
IN THE VINEYARD
All work favouring a good distribution and aeration of the grapes (disbudding, clipping,
thinning out of leaves). The grass is planted according to the vigour of the plot. Hand-picked harvest,
followed by a manual sorting on clusters and then on berries.
Gravity vatting without pressing
Prefermentary cold maceration
Long vatting period
Racks and returns
40% of new barrels.
Cabernet sauvignon 59%, Merlot 37%, Petit verdot 4%
With the recent additions of magnificent gravelled soils, the 2018 vintage is marked by the
elegance and power of Cabernet Sauvignon, enhanced by a dash of Petit Verdot. Merlot has the
smallest share in blending since the Lorenzetti family took over the estate, but the great wine
of Château Lilian Ladouys retains its characteristic delicacy. An intense nose of red fruits such
as raspberry, currant and cherry, and notes of peppermint and mint are complemented by the
spices brought by the Petit Verdot. With a buttery lining, the palate of Château Lilian Ladouys
2018 is lively and dignified thanks to its high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. It possesses
an alluring volume and a length unknown in this style of wine. The finish is supported by a
delicious note of salted butter caramel, a gluttonous final touch.
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Bottle size 75cl.