A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. With the recent additions of magnificent graveled soils, the 2018 vintage is marked by the elegance and power of Cabernet Sauvignon enhanced by a dash of Petit Verdot. Merlot has the smallest share in blending since the Lorenzetti family took over the estate, but the great wine of Château Lilian Ladouys retains its characteristic delicacy. An intense nose of red fruits such as raspberry, currant and cherry, and notes of peppermint and mint are complemented by the spices brought by the Petit Verdot. With a buttery lining, the palate of Château Lilian Ladouys 2018 is lively and dignified thanks to its high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. It possesses an alluring volume and a length unknown in this style of wine. The finish is supported by a delicious note of salted butter caramel, a gluttonous final touch.