Château Prieuré-Lichine 2009

Château Prieuré-Lichine
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"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.

Product Details

Vintage 2009
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Viticulture Conventional
Type Red
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)
Production 240,000 bottles
Soil Type Gunzian gravel over clay