Chateau Lilian Ladouys 1996

88 points

St Estephe, Bordeaux, France. 12.5%

Very dark still for 11 years old. Fresh lifted aromatic nose, lovely quite classic, warm with a good dose of green.

1996 seems to have produced wines that are both rich and yet have quite a strong green aspect, not necessarily a hard greenness though this is not a low acid high alcohol vintage. Lilian Ladouys is a very enjoyable wine, great value, it’s rare to be able to buy such aged wines off retail shelves.

Great table/food wine drinking now. Should hold or even develop for another 5 years.

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