Wine Enthusiast 93
"While the wood is still very apparent in this wine, it does also have the rich fruit as a balance. The acidity, dark berry fruits and a fine juicy character go with the firm tannins and spicy wood character."
Wine Spectator 90
WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 72
"Generous and forward for a St.-Estèphe, with plum and kirsch notes lined with hints of blood orange and red licorice. Shows a juicy feel through the finish, balanced by honest grip. A modern rendition that maintains a tug of terroir."
James Suckling 90
"Lots of delicious, ripe fruit with berry, fresh-herb and shaved-chocolate character. Full body, round tannins and a savory finish. Very well done."
Neal Martin 90
"Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois tasting in London. The Lilian Ladouys has a complex, mineral-driven bouquet with a higher quotient of black fruit compared to its Saint Estephe peers. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, although the new oak is a little too conspicuous at the moment and needs another year to fully integrate. Resolutely more modern in style compared to recent vintages, although the length (for a 2011) is impressive."
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