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Chateau Prieure Lichine
2012 - Prieure Lichine
750 ml.

$63.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 91
WS 90
JS 92
WE 91

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Subregion: Margaux

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon; Cabernet Franc; Merlot

Vintage: 2012

Size: 750 ml.

Château Prieuré-Lichine, a large 4ème Cru Classé Margaux estate, is one of the most fragmented in the Médoc with as many as 40 separate parcels of vines scattered throughout the Margaux appellation. Prieuré-Lichine was purchased in 1951 by the great Bordeaux visionary Alexis Lichine - he improved the quality of the wines through investing heavily in new vineyards and by modernising the vinification techniques. He died in 1989 and the estate is now run by his son Sacha, with guru oenologist Michel Rolland acting as consultant. Prieuré-Lichine has 68 hectares of vineyards and the wine is typically a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It is matured in oak barriques (40% new) for 18 months. Prieuré-Lichine's relatively high Merlot content gives the wine suppleness and elegance with the wines from the best years possessing a beautifully perfumed nose with a firm structure and good depth of fruit on the palate.

SKU: 135
Reviews
Robert Parker - 91 See more...
Performing much better from bottle than barrel, this is a super effort from Prieuré Lichine. This inky purple-colored wine displays beautiful floral-infused blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as cassis. It is medium to full-bodied, stunningly pure, gorgeously textured, and quite long and impressive. This is a top success in the vintage, capable of lasting 20 or more years
Wine Spectator - 90 See more...
Offers a plush mouthfeel, with substantial yet velvety tannins carrying the dark plum, blackberry and black cherry notes. Ganache and Black Forest cake hints line the finish, while the fruit pushes through nicely. The combination of dressed-up style and accessibility will win this many fans. Drink now through 2020. 10,833 cases made.
James Suckling - 92 See more...
Wine with blackberry, spice and licorice character. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fruity finish. Subtle and fine. Shows class. Lovely tannins.
Wine Enthusiast - 91 See more...
Very structured and dark, this is a wine for the long haul. It is concentrated and balanced, still very young and only just hinting at the black fruits that show the rich potential of this wine. Drink from 2020.

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