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Château Prieuré-Lichine Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2008
"A sleeper of the vintage, this is a pure sexpot of a Margaux with lots of spring flower, jammy black cherry, black currant, graphite and smoky characteristics. With loads of fruit, a round, opulent texture and outstanding purity, this up-front, evolved, classic, medium to full-bodied Margaux can be enjoyed now and over the next 10-15 years...90" WA 05/11 "The 2008 Prieuré-Lichine is really a beautiful and exotic example of the vintage that has more than a touch of old school, classy California cabernet sauvignon in its aromatic profile. The deep, complex and very flamboyant nose jumps from the glass in a wave of ripe cassis, dark berries, eucalyptus, tobacco leaf, a nice base of soil and a very refined base of new oak. On the palate the wine is medium-full, deep and intensely flavored, with a lovely core of fruit, round, ripe and supple tannins, good acids, excellent balance and most impressive length and grip on the already quite complex finish. This reminds me quite a lot of the 1983 Prieuré-Lichine when it was first released, but with suaver tannins and faster blossoming development. It is a terrific vintage for this fine château and is already drinking very well indeed. I would still try to give it a few more years in the cellar to allow further layers of complexity to emerge, but for those who cannot keep their hands off of this delicious wine, I fully understand. A superb middleweight in the making and a wine that should be on every well-stocked wine list in the western world...92" JG 07/11
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Château Prieuré-Lichine is a Great Classified Growth located in the heart of Margaux appellation (Bordeaux area, France). With 173 acres of vineyards, the Château is producing three red wines and a white wine. The estate is offering guided tours and tastings on booking. It is also possible to purchase wine on the premises.
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Notes: 50% new oak barrels