Le Cloître du Château Prieuré-Lichine Margaux 2004
In 1972, Alexis Lichine first made the estate’s second wine under its original label of Château de Clairefont, also called Le Cloître du Château Prieuré-Lichine. This Margaux benefits from the same methods of harvesting, vinification and follow-up as the Classified Growth. It is made with the grapes of younger vines and is aged in second and third-fill barrels for 14 months.
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.
This is a second wine of the forth growth Bordeaux Château Prieuré-Lichine (Classification of 1855). This is the first wine that I have had that I understood the aroma of "cat piss". Don't let this put you off though, this wine is very complex and enjoyable. My friend found this wine marked down twice at the amazing price of $14. I would happily pay $25-$30 for this if you can find it.
Promising plummy black cherry / currant nose. Taste: Blech. Either over the hill or corked (though the previous bottle was apparently the same). Medium+ tannins, medium acid and body. Possibly flawed, but more likely, just not very good. $27
good value for its price..
Four and a half glasses
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Lovely, fresh and pure red berry fruit aromas on the nose. Bright and youthful brambly fruit on the palate. Well balanced with a long clean finish. Good quality and great value!
Notes: Aged 16 months in french oak. 40% one year old barrels 60% two years old barrels