"This is one of my favourite (and better value) châteaux from the famous Margaux commune.
"When this property hired Stéphane Derenoncourt, the famous and hugely-respected wine consultant, this estate's quality went to a whole new level.
"The other Margaux estates making wine of this quality all cost more."
— Robert Parker
Notes and Reviews
Robert Parker (90-93)
Beautiful floral-infused black fruits jump from the glass of this opaque ruby/purple-coloured wine. Possibly richer, denser, and even more complete than the brilliant 2005 (although it is still too early to say that definitively), this is certainly a more opulent, succulent style of wine than even the 2005, which had surprising flesh for a wine from that vintage. The Right Bank consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt has performed some magic here, as recent vintages attest, and the wines are often fairly priced as well. This full-bodied Prieuré-Lichine should drink well for 20-25 years.
James Suckling – The Wine Spectator (94-97)
Complex aromas of mineral, blueberry and currant follow through to a full body, with superfine tannins and a long, long finish. This is exceptional. Best of all time.
|Grape Varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot|
|Age of Vines||30 years old|
|Vinification||28-30 days' fermentation and maceration in stainless-steel vats and concrete vats.|
|Elevage||18 months in oak barrels (50% new oak)|
|Soil Type||Gunzian gravel over clay|