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Château Prieuré-Lichine 2015

Bordeaux - Margaux - 4ème Grand Cru Classé - Château Prieuré-Lichine
$46.03
Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Data sheets
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 66%
Merlot 29%
Petit Verdot 5%
Château Prieuré-Lichine

Château Prieuré-Lichine

Le Château Prieuré-Lichine is a discreet building in the heart of the Margaux appellation, whose wines reflect the grandeur of the sublime terroir. Domaine was founded in the 12th century by the monks of Vertheuil Abbey, and was then known as Prieuré de Cantenac.

Le Château Prieuré-Lichine became a Fourth Grand Cru Classé in the famous 1855 classification at the Paris World's Fair. 

In 1951, Alexis LicHine, a Russian-American wine merchant nicknamed the "Pope of Wine", acquired it and added his name to it two years later. With patience and persistence, he endowed Domaine with new terroirs and modernized its facilities, taking it to the top. Today it belongs to the Ballande group, boasts a new vat room enabling bespoke vinifications that reveal the Extraordinary potential of its terroir.

The vineyard covers a surface area of 78 hectares, planted with 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, destined for the production of the grand vin and Second vin, Confidences de Prieuré-LicHine. The wines are aged for 14 to 16 months in oak barrels, 40% of which are new.

For the past few years, 2.2 hectares have been dedicated to the production of the Blanc du Château Prieuré-Lichine, planted with 70% Sauvignon blanc and 30% Sémillon.

The Château Prieuré-Lichine offers wines renowned for their precision, gourmandise and finesse.

Critics Château Prieuré-Lichine 2015.

James Suckling
96/100
Wine Spectator
92/100
Jancis Robinson
16.5/20
Decanter
96/100
Vinous - A. Galloni
95/100

Description Château Prieuré-Lichine 2015.

The 2015 vintage at the Bordeaux vineyard is undeniably remarkable. Weather conditions that year were hot and dry, favoring a very successful vine flowering in May, followed by a sunny and Sec summer. Light rains in August and September kick-started the ripening process, enabling a serene harvest with berries rich in color, tannin and aromatic potential.

The 2015 vintage blend is composed of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.

This wine has a deep dark red color, enhanced by bright garnet highlights.

On the nose, it offers an expressive, complex bouquet of wild berries, raspberry and blackberry, enhanced by delicate floral notes, peppery spices and nuances of toasted vanilla.

On the palate, it reveals itself to be mellow on the attack, then develops a generous body with an unctuous texture worthy of the best Margaux. Flavors of red and black fruit blossom, supported by silky tannins, and the wine demonstrates lovely freshness as well as balanced power through to a complex, elegant finish.

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