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Château Prieuré-Lichine Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"Dense purple, with loads of blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as hints of smoke and subtle charred wood, this wine is expansive, round, generous, lush and multi-dimensional. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years.A beautiful example of wine from this estate, which is using well-known consultant Stephane Derenoncourt, finished 2010 at 14.5% natural alcohol, and seems to be one of the sexier, more developed and evolved styles of the vintage." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rated: 92 pts.*

Château Prieuré-lichine:
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.

External Reviews for Château Prieuré-Lichine Margaux Grand Cru Classé

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

55% cabernet sauvignon 40% merlot and 5% petit verdot. Aged in 15% new oak for 18 months. The nose displays abundant chocolate with roast coffee and blackberry. Flavors of cinnamon and red cherry grace the surprisingly lush mid-palate. Great struct... Alex Lallos A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 2010 Prieure-Lichine Bordeaux Blend 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/16/2011

55% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, and 5% petit verdot. Aged in 15% new oak for 18 months. The nose displays abundant chocolate with roast coffee and blackberry. Flavors of cinnamon and red cherry grace the surprisingly lush mid-palate. Great struct... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Prieure-Lichine 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

55% cabernet sauvignon 40% merlot and 5% petit verdot. Aged in 15% new oak for 18 months. The nose displays abundant chocolate with roast coffee and blackberry. Flavors of cinnamon and red cherry grace the surprisingly lush mid-palate. Great struct... Alex Lallos A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 2010 Prieure-Lichine Bordeaux Blend 375ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

55% cabernet sauvignon 40% merlot and 5% petit verdot. Aged in 15% new oak for 18 months. The nose displays abundant chocolate with roast coffee and blackberry. Flavors of cinnamon and red cherry grace the surprisingly lush mid-palate. Great structure and integration here. Shows power but with superb freshness. A gorgeous wine! Alex Lallos.


External Review
06/18/2013

Ein Wein mit dichter Konzentation, Röstaromatik und fast kalifornischer Cabernet-Wucht. Schon in der Jugend bereitet dieser Wein Trinkspass.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/11/2018

Vintage 2010: The 2010 growing season provided us with the perfect conditions to express the special character of the Margaux terroir in a harmonious blend of dense, complex Cabernet Sauvignon and rich Merlot that reached rare levels of opulence. From the beginning to the end of the season, the soils in the 2010 vintage had a slight deficit in water supply and quite moderate variations in temperature. The cold, rainy spell we had in June during the flowering of the Merlot vines helpfully provided us with a light, natural thinning of the crop. The moderate water deficit stress in the vines combined with alternating cool nights and hot, sunny summer days enhanced the ripening process of the grapes without any danger of fungal diseases. This made it possible for us to wait for each plot to reach its optimum moment of ripeness before we harvested. The Merlot was the first to take the floor on September 30th, while the Cabernet Sauvignon had the last dance on October 20th. This superb raw material, with outstanding anthocyanin potential, produced a fabulously dense vintage that has lovely freshness and great fruit precision. The Merlot found excellent acidities with Cabernets-Sauvignons that proved the perfect foil to balance the high levels of alcohol reached again this year. In this vintage, we trialled the pigeage extraction technique (punching down the cap of skins) on a vat of Merlot and another of Cabernet Sauvignon, so as to extract in the gentlest way possible all the richness contained in our grapes. Already, the results from these vats, selected from the finest plots on the plateau of Cantenac, have fulfilled all our expectations and confirmed not only the outstanding quality of the Prieuri-Lichine terroir but also the effectiveness of these technical evolutions.



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"Dense purple, with loads of blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as hints of smoke and subtle charred wood, this wine is expansive, round, generous, lush and multi-dimensional. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years.A beautiful example of wine from this estate, which is using well-known consultant Stephane Derenoncourt, finished 2010 at 14.5% natural alcohol, and seems to be one of the sexier, more developed and evolved styles of the vintage." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rated: 92 pts.*

Notes: 50 % new oak barrels


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