Le Blanc du Château Prieuré-Lichine 2005

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Two vintages showing completely different sides of this vineyard: the '99 is velvety, its concentrated currant jam flavors and firm tannins melting... Read more

The 1995 appears to be dropping its baby fat at an accelerated pace, although the wine has the potential to be very good. It reveals a dark ruby co... Read more

The wine reveals a dark ruby color, light to medium body, good aromatics (earth, underbrush, sweet cherries, and vanillin), and pleasing ripe fruit... Read more

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Two vintages showing completely different sides of this vineyard: the '99 is velvety, its concentrated currant jam flavors and firm tannins melting into a tender finish; the '98 is equally rich but still hard, almost metallic in its mineral feel, needing hours to begin to open and show off its fruit elements. Save the '98 for six to eight years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 1995 appears to be dropping its baby fat at an accelerated pace, although the wine has the potential to be very good. It reveals a dark ruby color, medium body, and attractive, sweet blackcurrant fruit that is nicely oaked, and well-balanced by moderate tannin. For now, it appears to be a wine to drink between 2000ndash;2008.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The wine reveals a dark ruby color, light to medium body, good aromatics (earth, underbrush, sweet cherries, and vanillin), and pleasing ripe fruit on the attack. Anticipated maturity: 2000ndash;2008.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Two vintages showing completely different sides of this vineyard: the rsquo;99 is velvety, its concentrated currant jam flavors and firm tannins melting into a tender finish; the rsquo;98 is equally rich but still hard, almost metallic in its mineral feel, needing hours to begin to open and show off its fruit elements. Save the rsquo;98 for six to eight years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Bright medium ruby. Exotic aroma of black fruit coulis, complicated by mint and licorice. Juicy, intense and fruit-driven, with lovely sweetness of fruit, supported by firm acidity. Higher-toned and more expressive today than most of the 2005 Margaux, and very well delineated despite showing an almost liqueur-like sweetness. Quite firmly structured on the back end. Very promising.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Bright ruby-red. Cassis, bitter chocolate, nutty oak and a whiff of sweet butter on the nose. Fat, sweet and fairly full-bodied, with mocha and smoke notes and a suggestion of lees (consultant Stephane Derenoncourt does a lot of work with the lees and minimal racking here). At once fruity and solid, finishing with ripe, granular tannins.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Ready for drinking and starting to dry out a bit from the big tannic structure. Medium-ruby color, dusty berry and tobacco aromas. Medium-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium, slightly dry finish.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The vineyard which provides the grapes for the production of white wine was created in 1990 on a small 1.5 hectare plot in the commune of Arsac. Thanks to the vineyard's sandy-gravel soils over a subsoil of clay, the wine achieves amazing complexity. Its fatness and aromatic finesse are brought by an ageing on fine lees in Burgundy barrels that are renewed by one third each year.

The vineyard which provides the grapes for the production of white wine was created in 1990 on a small 1.5 hectare plot in the commune of Arsac. Thanks to the vineyard's sandy-gravel soils over a subsoil of clay, the wine achieves amazing complexity. Its fatness and aromatic finesse are brought by an ageing on fine lees in Burgundy barrels that are renewed by one third each year.

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Closure: Cork

Aged 7 months in French Oak.

Notes: 50% new oak barrels


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