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2010 Château Lilian Ladouys

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5/28/2015 - Purple Tooth wrote: 90 points

Just as soft as the 2009, with flower shop aromatics but without the mid plate umph and finish of the 2009. Never the less, nice and approachable. I think that this will peak in about 3 years...For the price difference, the 09 is definitely the way to go.

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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5/25/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 91 points

Consistent notes. This wine continues to surprise me. Great dark/rich fruits but not over done. Smoke, charcoal, a little earth as well emerge from the glass. This producer has really improved and wines are underpriced. Impressive.

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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5/22/2015 - Chip & Susanne Likes this wine: 89 points

Needed decanting & aerating to release its inner delights. Left bank Bordeaux from excellent vintage year, certainly not a shy wine. Ambitious roasted fig, apple wood & blueberry confiture notes followed by racy graphite, espresso & blackberry. Dense but well structured. Needs to lay down longer...

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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5/20/2015 - Bam_Man Likes this wine: 92 points

First bottle since February, 2013. Still a very youthful-looking, dark, semi-opaque magenta in color, with almost no lightening at the edge. Maybe a little less expressive on the nose this time. Attractive, though very subtle scents of crushed berries, vanilla and earth. Full-bodied and noticeably less fruit-forward than last time, though still very New World in style for a St. Estephe. There's still plenty of luscious, ripe blueberry and boysenberry fruit character to this though. It's definitely more harmonious now - showing a lot less oak, and the tannins are becoming well-integrated. Beautiful, delicious and freakishly good for a Bordeaux at this price point.
50+5+12+17+8=92

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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5/10/2015 - nocoretiree Likes this wine: 91 points

Perhaps the perfect poor man's Bordeaux as is reasonably-priced (mid-$20's) and significantly out-performs at that price point. This is a St. Estephe (60% Cabernet and 40% Merlot); my experience is they tend to be bolder, more robust and that was certainly the case here - strong black fruit, earthy/woody with plenty of tannins left, but not to the point of astringency. Threw a little sediment at the end. 2009 appears to be that rare Bordeaux vintage where the good wines are approachable earlier, yet still very good, although we will wait and open our two remaining bottles in future years. If the winemaker(s) wanted to put together a Bordeaux in Napa Cab style, they certainly did so here. We did let it breathe for 1/2 an hour, @ 58 degrees, decanted it for an additional half hour, which did the trick. The wine was superb from first to last sip. Served an early Mother's Day dinner (her request) of beef stroganoff over artisan parsley/garlic fettuccine, served with oven-broiled herbed fresh asparagus.

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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5/9/2015 - FredF Likes this wine: 90 points

Dep redcolor, great fruit on nose. Lots of sediment!

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2010 Château Lilian Ladouys

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5/8/2015 - racerchris Likes this wine: 92 points

Poured through Rabbit Funnel, followed by one hour decant.
Very nice, fruit flavors and moderate tannins.

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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5/3/2015 - Mech-E Likes this wine: 91 points

In a dumb phase. Let her rest.

Dark red in color. Plenty of sediment...happy I used the filter on the Rabbit. Decanting 3 hours brought the fruit. The funk, barnyard, dark cherries, cedar were all present, but muted. Tannins weren't huge but certainly stiff.

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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4/30/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 93 points

Compared to the few orevious bottles of this I've tried, this is is taking on more delicacy and bearing, more maturity. Ashen, some tobacco, savory; lovely stuff.

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2011 Château Lilian Ladouys

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4/29/2015 - bboard Likes this wine: NR

Day 1: 1hr decant. Started with fruits (but not ripe), light-med body, soft tannin, some earth, chocolate. Finishes pretty good. When wine was unfolding in mouth.. (I guess mid palate) wine was light, almost a bit diluted.... this phenomenon went away after a few more hours

Day 2: fruit toned down a lot, much more tobacco, herbs, earthiness, med-full body, integrated tannin, very enjoyable. After another hour, fruit came back a bit, dark fruits.

Overall, very enjoyable wine. Some modern traits, but overall old world bordeaux. Wine may not exactly in balance during day 1, but came around in day 2. Got quite a bit going on in that bottle. Will try again next year.

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2003 Château Lilian Ladouys

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4/25/2015 - roybivens Likes this wine: 90 points

Still drinking nicely. Enjoyable. Score [50 + 5 + 12 + 16 + 7 ] = 90.

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2004 Château Lilian Ladouys

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4/28/2015 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 86 points

Drank over two days and the wine improves considerably. Day two: The bouquet is a bit dusty with cassis, plum and earthy flavors. On the palate cassis, some sweet spices a touch of bell pepper, some chocolate, good acidity and pleasant tannin. The wine is mature now and offers really pleasant drinking after some air time. Will definitely still be ok in 2017.

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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4/27/2015 - twfwinedude Likes this wine: NR

I just opened my first bottle of a case purchased. A solid inexpensive Bordeaux. I'm looking forward to its development.

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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4/16/2015 - curtr Likes this wine: NR

Early drinking plateau. Try again in 2017.

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2005 Château Lilian Ladouys

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4/18/2015 - epiphany Does not like this wine: 85 points

Did not show well at all compared to prior bottles.

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2011 Château Lilian Ladouys

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4/16/2015 - grossie wrote: 90 points

Been through a few of these from Costco, can't remember the exact price but it's $20 or less. It's pretty tight at first but if left alone it really shines after 24-48 hours. I will probably buy a few to lay down for 5-10 years, I bet it'll be a beauty in 2025. Great fruit, ample acidity, and fine grained tannins.

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2014 Château Lilian Ladouys

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4/13/2015 - Jeff Leve wrote: 90 points

Fresh, sweet but sassy black raspberries and cherries, licorice, espresso and fertile soil, this wine finishes with soft but dusty tannins. 89-91 Pts

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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4/7/2015 - patsox wrote: 91 points

Outstanding!

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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3/29/2015 - Genghis88 Likes this wine: 91 points

Dark garnet, full bodied

Dark fruit, plums, chocolate, dried cassis, wet wood, mossy

Nice soft tannins, wet wood, leather, lots of sediment (furry tongue)
Terroir, sweet bell pepper.

WOW!! The wine has improved since the last bottle i consumed. EXCELLENT QPR. I wish I has a couple of cases of this. Empty now.

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2010 Château Lilian Ladouys

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4/4/2015 - ccrida wrote: 89 points

Easy drinker, some bright fruit but not to hot or oaky, nice balance, good QPR. A nice one to enjoy without having to think too hard.

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2011 Château Lilian Ladouys

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4/3/2015 - mpdonnel wrote: 89 points

Great QPR. Drank over 2 nights, and continued to get better. Not overly complex, but good dark fruit with nicely integrated tannins. Medium bodied with slight acidity. Should last a few years but don't see the need to wait.

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2010 Château Lilian Ladouys

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4/2/2015 - whinenot Likes this wine: 90 points

Pre decant
Smell: goat cheese, rind, farm/hay, woody, Raisins, ripe berries
Mouthfeel: light to medium
Taste:nail polish esque, black cherry finish astringent.

After decanting it tasted better and now I'm confused and buzzed.

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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3/29/2015 - redz wrote: 91 points

mellowing nicely, compared to 2 yrs ago. 2 hr decant

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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3/29/2015 - BillLowney Likes this wine: 90 points

Margaux on the nose with blackcurrant, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, cream, vanilla, lilac, violet, straw, coffee, toffee, banana, apple. Soft on the palate with tannins supplying enjoyable texture and grip. The finish was simple blackcurrant fruit, with a touch of sweetness. The tannins have energy but blend well with the overall drinking experience. I'd give this 10/10 for the price paid.

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2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

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3/27/2015 - Skibank114 Likes this wine: 92 points

I finally couldn't wait any longer to pop my first bottle of this wonderful Bordeaux. It was worth the wait. Wonderful on the nose, nice balance of fruit and tannins, smooth long finish. And that was the first day - second day was even better. Now I will need more patience to enjoy the remaining 5 bottles over the next several years. I would expect this wine to improve over the next few years. I hope my 2010 and 2011 are as well made.

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