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Kölner Weinkeller EUR 27.50 750ml
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Prieure Lichine 92 Jg 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"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

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 Prieure Lichine 92 Jg

External Review
05/18/2010

A case of 1 750ML Bottle


External Review
11/18/2011

Dichte Konzentation, Röstaromatik und fast kalifornischer Cabernet-Wucht. Schon in der Jugend bereitet dieser Wein Trinkspass. Feine Struktur mit «Fleisch am Knochen».



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"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

Closure: Cork

Notes: 1/3 new oak burgundy barrels


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