2021 Lilian Ladouys

6 x 750ml
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Winemakers Note

Château Lilian Ladouys & the Lorenzetti family, love at first sight Jacky and Françoise Lorenzetti bought the estate after falling instantly in love with it. They brought passion and ambition to this new project. In 2018, the arrival of Manon Lorenzetti brought new energy to their project and was the beginning of the handover. As the representative of a new generation of estate owners, Manon wants to speed up the push towards best practice in the vineyard that her parents, alongside Vincent Bache-Gabrielsen and his teams, initiated in 2009. In 2020, after the Lorenzettis had restructured their premium Saint-Estèphe vineyards and chosen to tailor their viticultural practices to respect the environment, Château Lilian Ladouys was anointed a Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel . Then, in 2021, the vineyard officially starts its conversion to organic farming . 2021, a vintage of many challenges! First threatened by the cold snap in April causing a certain heterogeneity in the vineyard, then a rainy and humid month of June which favored attacks of mildew; the year 2021 was eventful indeed. Due to official conversion to organic farming, the expertise of the team, the knowledge of terroirs, and the resilience of the vineyard were essential to resist to these exceptional challenges. Fortunately, the dry end of summer allow the vines to relaunch their maturation process and finally reach full maturity at the end of September. This harvest is marked by a rather remarkable alcohol-acidity balance, differing from previous years. After 3 prominently more sunny vintages, we find a more classic Bordeaux balance with this 2021 vintage. Elegant and sophisticated, it is emblematic of the complexity of Lilian Ladouys terroirs. Tasting notes A terroir vintage of remarkable brilliance! With a proportion of Merlot identical to the 2009 and 2010 vintages, Château Lilian Ladouys 2021 is characterized by elegant notes of fresh fruit, a rich, charming and captivating nose revealing spice-filled aromas of incense and bitter cocoa. The ample and velvety mouth presents a wellbound, fine and structured frame, supported by Cabernet Sauvignon.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024

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