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Château Le Prieuré

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2023
93
Quite floral in nature, you also find black raspberries, marine influences, orange, and flowers in the perfume. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, energetic, and silky-textured on the palate, with freshness, ripe fruits, and a complicating touch of salt in the finish. The wine is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.14.5% ABV, 3.5 pH. Drink from 2027-2045. 92-94 Pts.

Quite floral in nature, you also find black raspberries, marine influences, orange, and flowers in the perfume. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, energetic, and silky-textured on the palate, with freshness, ripe fruits, and a complicating touch of salt in the finish. The wine is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.14.5% ABV, 3.5 pH. Drink from 2027-2045. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
94
Dark in color, the wine shows its nose of white flowers, crushed stone, mint, mushroom, plums, and licorice with little effort. Fresh, silky, and concentrated, the wine is packed with crushed limestone, sweet, vibrant, red pit fruits, and black cherries from start to finish. The has concentration, and vibrancy, with no sense of of heat in the finish. The wine is a blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc.15% ABV, 3.75 pH. Drink from 2026-2045. 93-95 Pts.

Dark in color, the wine shows its nose of white flowers, crushed stone, mint, mushroom, plums, and licorice with little effort. Fresh, silky, and concentrated, the wine is packed with crushed limestone, sweet, vibrant, red pit fruits, and black cherries from start to finish. The has concentration, and vibrancy, with no sense of of heat in the finish. The wine is a blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc.15% ABV, 3.75 pH. Drink from 2026-2045. 93-95 Pts.

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2021
90
Flowers, red fruits, crushed rocks, licorice and cherries are found with ease on the nose and round, soft-edged, fresh, bright, medium-bodied, red berry packed palate. The wine finishes with salty tannins, red fruits, licorice and coffee bean. This is a bit better on the nose than on the palate, which could use more depth. Drink from 2023-2038. 89-91

Flowers, red fruits, crushed rocks, licorice and cherries are found with ease on the nose and round, soft-edged, fresh, bright, medium-bodied, red berry packed palate. The wine finishes with salty tannins, red fruits, licorice and coffee bean. This is a bit better on the nose than on the palate, which could use more depth. Drink from 2023-2038. 89-91

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2021
93
Crushed rocks, flowers, espresso, and licorice define the perfume. The medium-bodied palate is defined by its freshness, sweetness and vibrancy in its red fruits which are made better by the wines oceanic influences and refreshing touch of mint that is on display on the backend. Drink from 2024-2038.

Crushed rocks, flowers, espresso, and licorice define the perfume. The medium-bodied palate is defined by its freshness, sweetness and vibrancy in its red fruits which are made better by the wines oceanic influences and refreshing touch of mint that is on display on the backend. Drink from 2024-2038.

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2020
95
The nose with its blend of crushed rocks and flowers wakes up your nose. On the palate, the wine is even better with its flashy display of minerality, fresh, ripe, cherries, silky tannins and long, expansive finish, which showcases the purity in the fruit. Drink from 2025-2050.

The nose with its blend of crushed rocks and flowers wakes up your nose. On the palate, the wine is even better with its flashy display of minerality, fresh, ripe, cherries, silky tannins and long, expansive finish, which showcases the purity in the fruit. Drink from 2025-2050.

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Floral in nature, with a strong sense of minerality, the wine is fresh, elegant, silky and vibrant, with sweet, ripe, juicy, plums, cherries and spice on the palate and in the long, salty, vivacious finish. I really like the length and purity along with all the crushed rocks and stones you find here. 93-95 Pts

Floral in nature, with a strong sense of minerality, the wine is fresh, elegant, silky and vibrant, with sweet, ripe, juicy, plums, cherries and spice on the palate and in the long, salty, vivacious finish. I really like the length and purity along with all the crushed rocks and stones you find here. 93-95 Pts

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2019
92
Dark garnet in color, the wine offers flowers, spice, licorice, stones and plum in the nose, Soft, silky and seductive, with a medium-bodied palate, the finish carries on with freshness and purity in the fruits as well as a saline quality in the finish. 91-93 Pts

Dark garnet in color, the wine offers flowers, spice, licorice, stones and plum in the nose, Soft, silky and seductive, with a medium-bodied palate, the finish carries on with freshness and purity in the fruits as well as a saline quality in the finish. 91-93 Pts

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2019
94
Showing better in the bottle than it did in the barrel, the wine is floral in nature. On the palate, the wine quickly offers its core of sweet, red plums, cherries, chalk and crushed stone. Elegant, fresh, long, clean and pure, the finish resonates with a gorgeous sweetness to the red fruits and minerality. Drink from 2024-2042.

Showing better in the bottle than it did in the barrel, the wine is floral in nature. On the palate, the wine quickly offers its core of sweet, red plums, cherries, chalk and crushed stone. Elegant, fresh, long, clean and pure, the finish resonates with a gorgeous sweetness to the red fruits and minerality. Drink from 2024-2042.

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2018
93
Silky, refined and soft in texture, the wine focuses on its unadulterated fruit and elegant, medium-bodied character. The addition of spring flowers, crushed rock, licorice and smoke adds to the experience. 92-94 Pts

Silky, refined and soft in texture, the wine focuses on its unadulterated fruit and elegant, medium-bodied character. The addition of spring flowers, crushed rock, licorice and smoke adds to the experience. 92-94 Pts

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2018
93
Floral, stony, fruity, silky and fresh, with good lift, energy, sweetness and elegance. Give it 4-5 years in the cellar and enjoy it over the following 15 or more years with ease.

Floral, stony, fruity, silky and fresh, with good lift, energy, sweetness and elegance. Give it 4-5 years in the cellar and enjoy it over the following 15 or more years with ease.

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2017
92
Lushly textured, deep red fruits, licorice, cocoa, flowers and stone create the maquillage. The tannins are soft, polished and round, the garden-fresh fruit is quick to exhibit a sweetness. And in the finish, there is an interesting touch of salt in the tannins that compliments the ripe, red berries.

Lushly textured, deep red fruits, licorice, cocoa, flowers and stone create the maquillage. The tannins are soft, polished and round, the garden-fresh fruit is quick to exhibit a sweetness. And in the finish, there is an interesting touch of salt in the tannins that compliments the ripe, red berries.

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2016
93
Silky, vibrant, fresh and showing a beautiful assemblage of flowers, cherries, rocks and licorice, the wine is sweet, pure and lively. For the time being, this is still a hidden gem, I suspect that will change with time.

Silky, vibrant, fresh and showing a beautiful assemblage of flowers, cherries, rocks and licorice, the wine is sweet, pure and lively. For the time being, this is still a hidden gem, I suspect that will change with time.

3,953 Views   Tasted
Better than 2015, the sensuous textures and all the same fabulous attributes -- but better. Darker, riper, sweeter, fresher and juicier with more refined stone, a sort of crushed gemstone. This wine shows well this year!

Better than 2015, the sensuous textures and all the same fabulous attributes -- but better. Darker, riper, sweeter, fresher and juicier with more refined stone, a sort of crushed gemstone. This wine shows well this year!

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2015
93
Lush, sexy and supple, this offers sensuality, fresh, ripe, vibrant fruits and a finish loaded with black cherry, dark plums, licorice and mocha. This will only get better with age.

Lush, sexy and supple, this offers sensuality, fresh, ripe, vibrant fruits and a finish loaded with black cherry, dark plums, licorice and mocha. This will only get better with age.

2,386 Views   Tasted
Another wine that is better in bottle than in barrel. The wine is lush, round, and sensuous in texture. The fruits are ripe, sweet and fresh, with a nice sense of purity in the dark plums, cherries, black licorice and dark cocoa that are present on the nose and palate. This should age quite nicely.

Another wine that is better in bottle than in barrel. The wine is lush, round, and sensuous in texture. The fruits are ripe, sweet and fresh, with a nice sense of purity in the dark plums, cherries, black licorice and dark cocoa that are present on the nose and palate. This should age quite nicely.

2,254 Views   Tasted
Easily the best vintage of Le Prieure ever produced, this wine shows a silky charm, freshness in its plum and black cherry core and soft tannins in the finish.

Easily the best vintage of Le Prieure ever produced, this wine shows a silky charm, freshness in its plum and black cherry core and soft tannins in the finish.

1,544 Views   Tasted
2014
90
Medium-bodied with a touch of oak among the fresh plum notes, this wine is soft, forward and easy to drink. The new partnership with the owners of Chateau Latour certainly made a difference as this is one of the best vintages from this estate in years. 89-91 Pts

Medium-bodied with a touch of oak among the fresh plum notes, this wine is soft, forward and easy to drink. The new partnership with the owners of Chateau Latour certainly made a difference as this is one of the best vintages from this estate in years. 89-91 Pts

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2013
86
Licorice, red plum and oak are found in this easy-drinking, medium-bodied wine. 85-87 Pts

Licorice, red plum and oak are found in this easy-drinking, medium-bodied wine. 85-87 Pts

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2012
88
Medium bodied, ripe, sweet, fresh and packed with juicy fruits, stone and licorice, this soft textured wine will drink well young.

Medium bodied, ripe, sweet, fresh and packed with juicy fruits, stone and licorice, this soft textured wine will drink well young.

2,337 Views   Tasted
Medium-bodied with black and red fruit and a soft, dry finish. 87-89 Pts

Medium-bodied with black and red fruit and a soft, dry finish. 87-89 Pts

1,988 Views   Tasted
2011
87
Earth, underbrush, espresso bean and cherry tones open to a short, medium bodied, red berry filled wine for youthful drinking.

Earth, underbrush, espresso bean and cherry tones open to a short, medium bodied, red berry filled wine for youthful drinking.

2,161 Views   Tasted
2010
87
Le Prieure Using 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this licorice and jammy blackberry wine is soft, and uncomplicated. 86-89 Pts

Le Prieure Using 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this licorice and jammy blackberry wine is soft, and uncomplicated. 86-89 Pts

3,484 Views   Tasted
2009
90
Sweet ripe, black cherries, licorice and minerality open up the wine. Soft textures and an open personality make this a fun Bordeaux wine to enjoy in its youth.

Sweet ripe, black cherries, licorice and minerality open up the wine. Soft textures and an open personality make this a fun Bordeaux wine to enjoy in its youth.

3,958 Views   Tasted
2009 Le Prieure is filled with minerals, anise, spicy dark berries, and smoke. Soft, round, fleshy, and flashy, this opulent wine should deliver pleasure early. 89-91 Pts

2009 Le Prieure is filled with minerals, anise, spicy dark berries, and smoke. Soft, round, fleshy, and flashy, this opulent wine should deliver pleasure early. 89-91 Pts

1,588 Views   Tasted
2008
88
Deep in color, with licorice, blackberry, herbs and coffee notes, round tannins, medium body and a black cherry, vanilla, herb tinged finish.

Deep in color, with licorice, blackberry, herbs and coffee notes, round tannins, medium body and a black cherry, vanilla, herb tinged finish.

2,696 Views   Tasted
2005
87
Fully mature, medium bodied, with more secondary notes than fruit, this is starting to fade and requires consumption.

Fully mature, medium bodied, with more secondary notes than fruit, this is starting to fade and requires consumption.

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2001
86
Medium bodied, fully mature and on the fresh, bright, red berry side of the style range, with a red plum, raspberry, leaf and earthy red cherry character. I liked the earthy, spicy accents. But the wine is a bit too bright and the fruit is not going to hold from here.

Medium bodied, fully mature and on the fresh, bright, red berry side of the style range, with a red plum, raspberry, leaf and earthy red cherry character. I liked the earthy, spicy accents. But the wine is a bit too bright and the fruit is not going to hold from here.

2,007 Views   Tasted