Chateau Lilian Ladouys 2010 - Saint Estephe - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"Deep black currant fruit along with some damp earth and forest notes intermixed with roasted herbs, licorice, and a touch of oak. 2010 could well turn out to be the best this estate has made in nearly a generation." - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
When tasted, Lilian Ladouys always reveals a rich and crisp structure with ripe tannins and refined oak which melts into an explosion of fruit. It has the opulence and length of a Saint-Estèphe fine wine. Thanks to the appellation’s limestone-clay subsoils, its power is balanced out by a wonderful sensation of freshness.
Since February 2020, Château Lilian Ladouys has been classified Exceptional Cru Bourgeois. 20% of the plots are committed to organic farming. By 2023, 100% of the vineyards will be organic, and will also be certified as such. The estate is driven by the passion of the Lorenzetti family, and the know-how of its teams. Jacky and Françoise Lorenzetti bought the property after falling instantly in love with it. They brought passion and ambition to this new project, throwing themselves almost immediately into an enormous program of plot consolidation. They relied on the expertise and energy of the late, much-missed Vincent Mulliez.
Grape: Cabernet sauvignon: 45%, Merlot: 50%, Petit Verdot: 4%, Cabernet Franc: 1%
Terroir: 80% Peyrosols, 20% Limestone clay.
Vines: 55-year-old Pinot Noir vines.
Vinification: Manual harvest and rigorous selection on the sorting table.
Total destemming. Skin maceration for 5 days before alcoholic fermentation with natural yeast in tank. Daily reassembly.
Ageing: 18 months of aging in Burgundy pieces. Two barrels made, one new and one having previously received a white wine.