90 points Winespectator
This is 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. Drink now through 2019. 22,500 cases made. –JM
Chateau Lillian Ladouys is a 45.7-hectare estate planted to 8,500 vines per hectare, with an average vine age of 35 years. Fermentations occur in stainless steel and last for 4-6 weeks, and aging is in 30% new, 30% once used and the balance second fill barrels. There are roughly 25,000 cases of this beauty so it should be easy to find, and it’s worth it.