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Château Prieuré-Lichine

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2023
93
Currants, tobacco, cocoa, currants, black cherries, spice, and flowers shine in the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, silky, and fresh with sweetness, energy, and touches of licorice, chocolate, mint, and black cherries. The finish, with its lift, and fruit is quite nice this vintage. The wine blends 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2029-2055. 92-94 Pts.

Currants, tobacco, cocoa, currants, black cherries, spice, and flowers shine in the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, silky, and fresh with sweetness, energy, and touches of licorice, chocolate, mint, and black cherries. The finish, with its lift, and fruit is quite nice this vintage. The wine blends 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2029-2055. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
95
Flowers, blackberries, currants, espresso, and plums with a touch of cocoa form the nose. On the palate, the wine is loaded with lusciously-textured, ripe, polished fruits. There is a solid depth of flavor, good energy, and layers of black and red fruits on the mid-palate and in the creamy, fruit-packed finish. Drink from 2027-2055. 94-96 Pts.

Flowers, blackberries, currants, espresso, and plums with a touch of cocoa form the nose. On the palate, the wine is loaded with lusciously-textured, ripe, polished fruits. There is a solid depth of flavor, good energy, and layers of black and red fruits on the mid-palate and in the creamy, fruit-packed finish. Drink from 2027-2055. 94-96 Pts.

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2021
92
Vanilla, white peach, almonds, orange rind and flowers open the perfume. The palate enjoys a blend of fresh, yellow citrus and white peaches wrapped up in a creamy-textured bow. It is not a wine I see often, making this quite fun to taste. Drink from 2024-2030.

Vanilla, white peach, almonds, orange rind and flowers open the perfume. The palate enjoys a blend of fresh, yellow citrus and white peaches wrapped up in a creamy-textured bow. It is not a wine I see often, making this quite fun to taste. Drink from 2024-2030.

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2021
92
Toasty oak, flowers, and cherries pop in the bouquet. The medium-bodied palate is soft creamy and cherry-filled with dark chocolate, mint and red berries in the finish. Drink from 2025-2042.

Toasty oak, flowers, and cherries pop in the bouquet. The medium-bodied palate is soft creamy and cherry-filled with dark chocolate, mint and red berries in the finish. Drink from 2025-2042.

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2021
87
Bright, fresh, clean, soft, medium-bodied and forward, this early-drinking charmer offers is core of red currants cherries with ease. This will be best in its youth for its upfront, forward, fruits. Drink from 2024-2029.

Bright, fresh, clean, soft, medium-bodied and forward, this early-drinking charmer offers is core of red currants cherries with ease. This will be best in its youth for its upfront, forward, fruits. Drink from 2024-2029.

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2020
94
Flowers, dark, red pit fruits, mint, and just a hint of chocolate create the perfume. The wine is silky, fresh, plush and polished with an elegant, vibrant finish that does not want to quit. This is already stellar in your glass, and with some time in the cellar, it is only going to get better with age. Drink from 2024-2047.

Flowers, dark, red pit fruits, mint, and just a hint of chocolate create the perfume. The wine is silky, fresh, plush and polished with an elegant, vibrant finish that does not want to quit. This is already stellar in your glass, and with some time in the cellar, it is only going to get better with age. Drink from 2024-2047.

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Dark garnet with purple around the edges, the wine pops with spearmint, vanilla, spice, black, red and blue fruit on the nose. Plush, soft and silky, round and full-bodied, the layers of ripe, polished fruits that coat your palate do not want to quit. This is a solid vintage for Preiure Lichine. 93-95 Pts

Dark garnet with purple around the edges, the wine pops with spearmint, vanilla, spice, black, red and blue fruit on the nose. Plush, soft and silky, round and full-bodied, the layers of ripe, polished fruits that coat your palate do not want to quit. This is a solid vintage for Preiure Lichine. 93-95 Pts

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2019
94
Medium-bodied, soft, supple and polished, the wine opens with a mix of ripe, red fruits, flowers, espresso, licorice and a hint of cocoa. Round, ripe, polished and fresh, the finish loads you up with its layers of sweet, fresh, polished, lively, elegant, sensuously-textured fruits. This will age quite nicely. Drink from 2027-2050.

Medium-bodied, soft, supple and polished, the wine opens with a mix of ripe, red fruits, flowers, espresso, licorice and a hint of cocoa. Round, ripe, polished and fresh, the finish loads you up with its layers of sweet, fresh, polished, lively, elegant, sensuously-textured fruits. This will age quite nicely. Drink from 2027-2050.

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Quite perfumed, with flowers, licorice, smoke, espresso and fresh red fruits on the nose. The wine is supple in texture, full-bodied, rich, round and lush, with polished tannins and layers of sweet, red and black fruits with lift in the finish. This will age quite nicely. 92-94 Pts

Quite perfumed, with flowers, licorice, smoke, espresso and fresh red fruits on the nose. The wine is supple in texture, full-bodied, rich, round and lush, with polished tannins and layers of sweet, red and black fruits with lift in the finish. This will age quite nicely. 92-94 Pts

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2018
94
Black, red and blue fruit, smoke, espresso and herbs connect in the nose. The wine is rich, concentrated, lush, round and polished. The fruit is ripe, dark, expressive and comes accompanied by coffee bean, licorice and dark cocoa nuances on the mid-palate and in the finish.

Black, red and blue fruit, smoke, espresso and herbs connect in the nose. The wine is rich, concentrated, lush, round and polished. The fruit is ripe, dark, expressive and comes accompanied by coffee bean, licorice and dark cocoa nuances on the mid-palate and in the finish.

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Inky in color, the wine is dark with a purple edge. Black fruit, espresso, flowers and licorice in the nose come on strong. Full-bodied, rich, long and deep on the palate, the long finish ends with ripe, silky fruits and cocoa. 93-95 Pts

Inky in color, the wine is dark with a purple edge. Black fruit, espresso, flowers and licorice in the nose come on strong. Full-bodied, rich, long and deep on the palate, the long finish ends with ripe, silky fruits and cocoa. 93-95 Pts

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2017
92
Showing deep color, the wine opens with coffee bean, black cherry, wet earth and floral tenors. Soft and silky, round and full bodied, there is abundant sweet, fresh dark red fruit with a touch of oak and thyme in the finish.

Showing deep color, the wine opens with coffee bean, black cherry, wet earth and floral tenors. Soft and silky, round and full bodied, there is abundant sweet, fresh dark red fruit with a touch of oak and thyme in the finish.

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2016
93
The floral notes come along with a healthy dose of sweet oak,, licorice and plums, so this is going to need time to come together. Texturally, it is full-bodied, round, silky, polished and loaded with ripe, sweet, juice filled, luscious, dark red fruits.

The floral notes come along with a healthy dose of sweet oak,, licorice and plums, so this is going to need time to come together. Texturally, it is full-bodied, round, silky, polished and loaded with ripe, sweet, juice filled, luscious, dark red fruits.

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Fresh, silky, ripe, round and with layers of black cherry, licorice, blackberry, espresso and floral notes, the wine is concentrated, lively and polished.

Fresh, silky, ripe, round and with layers of black cherry, licorice, blackberry, espresso and floral notes, the wine is concentrated, lively and polished.

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This deeply colored wine with its polished, silky tannins and fleshy, dark red fruit, presents you with opulence and charm.

This deeply colored wine with its polished, silky tannins and fleshy, dark red fruit, presents you with opulence and charm.

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2015
94
Velvet tannins and a wealth of fruit, with a purity give this wine its character. Floral, with loads of dark cherry, plum and boysenberry, licorice, smoke, espresso and wet earth give the wine complexity. This keeps getting better and better each time I taste it. Starting with the initial barrel sample, another tasting in 2017 before bottling and again in bottle, each step of the wine, this is really popped into high gear. This should offer 30 years of pleasure.

Velvet tannins and a wealth of fruit, with a purity give this wine its character. Floral, with loads of dark cherry, plum and boysenberry, licorice, smoke, espresso and wet earth give the wine complexity. This keeps getting better and better each time I taste it. Starting with the initial barrel sample, another tasting in 2017 before bottling and again in bottle, each step of the wine, this is really popped into high gear. This should offer 30 years of pleasure.

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A great effort here, the nose, with its cocoa, coffee bean and black cherry essence is a treat. On the palate, the wine is fresh and silky. The best wine yet produced from Prieure-Lichine.

A great effort here, the nose, with its cocoa, coffee bean and black cherry essence is a treat. On the palate, the wine is fresh and silky. The best wine yet produced from Prieure-Lichine.

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With depth of color, this wine pops with espresso, cocoa, black cherry liqueur, silky, lush tannins and an opulent finish. The best wine yet produced from Prieure-Lichine. 92 - 94 Pts

With depth of color, this wine pops with espresso, cocoa, black cherry liqueur, silky, lush tannins and an opulent finish. The best wine yet produced from Prieure-Lichine. 92 - 94 Pts

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2014
92
Boysenberry, espresso, black cherry and licorice scents kick off the nose. Medium bodied, with a touch of too much oak at the moment, this needs time to develop, and integrate. While this is already better in bottle than barrel, in time, this should be an even better wine, as it continues to come together.

Boysenberry, espresso, black cherry and licorice scents kick off the nose. Medium bodied, with a touch of too much oak at the moment, this needs time to develop, and integrate. While this is already better in bottle than barrel, in time, this should be an even better wine, as it continues to come together.

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Medium-bodied with a nose of floral, black raspberry, licorice and smoke, this wine is approachable, fresh and plush with a round, chocolate covered cherry finish. 89-91 Pts

Medium-bodied with a nose of floral, black raspberry, licorice and smoke, this wine is approachable, fresh and plush with a round, chocolate covered cherry finish. 89-91 Pts

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2013
88
Light fresh cherries, licorice, flowers and oak create the nose. Soft, forward and already approachable, drink this on the young side.

Light fresh cherries, licorice, flowers and oak create the nose. Soft, forward and already approachable, drink this on the young side.

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Soft and polished, this medium-bodied charmer shows a core of sweet cherry, oak, licorice and earth, while its red berry personality renders it ready to drink on the early side of life. 89-90 Pts

Soft and polished, this medium-bodied charmer shows a core of sweet cherry, oak, licorice and earth, while its red berry personality renders it ready to drink on the early side of life. 89-90 Pts

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2012
89
Medium bodied, forward, correct, soft textured wine, without faults, but once past the floral, earthy, smoky black cherry nose, the wine is slightly less exiting and concentrated than it should be.

Medium bodied, forward, correct, soft textured wine, without faults, but once past the floral, earthy, smoky black cherry nose, the wine is slightly less exiting and concentrated than it should be.

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Showing polished tannins with ample plum, vanilla and black cherry notes that ends with an elegant, fresh finish. 90-92 Pts

Showing polished tannins with ample plum, vanilla and black cherry notes that ends with an elegant, fresh finish. 90-92 Pts

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2011
90
Earthy and spicy, with licorice, black cherries and espresso in the nose, this forward, open, medium bodied wine ends with soft textures and dark red berries.

Earthy and spicy, with licorice, black cherries and espresso in the nose, this forward, open, medium bodied wine ends with soft textures and dark red berries.

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Blending 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine is deep ruby in color; smoke, coffee, flint and blackberry notes are easy to find. Aged in 50% new oak, this Stephane Derenoncout-consulted wine is rich, round and supple, finishing with ripe, sweet black cherry jam and espresso bean. 89-91 Pts

Blending 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine is deep ruby in color; smoke, coffee, flint and blackberry notes are easy to find. Aged in 50% new oak, this Stephane Derenoncout-consulted wine is rich, round and supple, finishing with ripe, sweet black cherry jam and espresso bean. 89-91 Pts

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2010
91
Soft, round, ripe and filled with black and dark red berries, licorice and earth, the wine ends with fresh, plums, spice and blackberry. The final blend turned out to be 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.

Soft, round, ripe and filled with black and dark red berries, licorice and earth, the wine ends with fresh, plums, spice and blackberry. The final blend turned out to be 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.

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Prieure-Lichine From a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the perfume offers aromas of cassis, earth, flowers and spice. Full bodied with soft tannins, the rich cassis, feminine wine ends with an elegant finish. 91-94 Pts

Prieure-Lichine From a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the perfume offers aromas of cassis, earth, flowers and spice. Full bodied with soft tannins, the rich cassis, feminine wine ends with an elegant finish. 91-94 Pts

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2009
93
Soft, round, polished and open, the licorice, flowers, smoke, plum and cherry tones are there from start, and keep on going. Drink this now for its up-front pleasure, or age it for more complexity.

Soft, round, polished and open, the licorice, flowers, smoke, plum and cherry tones are there from start, and keep on going. Drink this now for its up-front pleasure, or age it for more complexity.

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On the nose, the licorice, jam, espresso and ripe fruit pops with no effort. Opulent in texture, the wine is silky and packed with ripe, sweet fruits coupled with notes of extremely ripe, or borderline over ripe fruits that give the wine an exotic character. Still young and primary, this should be a much better wine with anther 5 or more years of bottle age.

On the nose, the licorice, jam, espresso and ripe fruit pops with no effort. Opulent in texture, the wine is silky and packed with ripe, sweet fruits coupled with notes of extremely ripe, or borderline over ripe fruits that give the wine an exotic character. Still young and primary, this should be a much better wine with anther 5 or more years of bottle age.

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Black licorice, truffle, fresh brewed espresso, floral, blackberry and plum scents open up the wine. With silky tannins and soft round textures, the wine ends with a rich, long, fresh, pure wave of ripe, dark fruits.

Black licorice, truffle, fresh brewed espresso, floral, blackberry and plum scents open up the wine. With silky tannins and soft round textures, the wine ends with a rich, long, fresh, pure wave of ripe, dark fruits.

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2009 Prieure Lichine offers floral, licorice, cassis, and plum aromas. Rich, ripe, and full bodied, the wine ends with cassis, plum, and dark berry flavors. 90-92 Pts

2009 Prieure Lichine offers floral, licorice, cassis, and plum aromas. Rich, ripe, and full bodied, the wine ends with cassis, plum, and dark berry flavors. 90-92 Pts

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2008
91
The supple texture is the best part of this licorice, black raspberry, cherry, coffee and floral scented wine. Medium bodied and forward, this will drink well on the young side.

The supple texture is the best part of this licorice, black raspberry, cherry, coffee and floral scented wine. Medium bodied and forward, this will drink well on the young side.

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2007
90
Medium bodied, refined, soft and perhaps best described as elegant, there is a nice, floral, earthy, cigar box and cherry character here, that you find from start to finish.

Medium bodied, refined, soft and perhaps best described as elegant, there is a nice, floral, earthy, cigar box and cherry character here, that you find from start to finish.

2,461 Views   Tasted
2006
90
Medium bodied, silky, soft and avoiding much of the harder, firm tannins that are found in several wines from the vintage, the wine shows a floral, black raspberry, tobacco, earthy character. Starting to come around, another 3-5 years will bring out more of its softer, silky side, along with additional complexities.

Medium bodied, silky, soft and avoiding much of the harder, firm tannins that are found in several wines from the vintage, the wine shows a floral, black raspberry, tobacco, earthy character. Starting to come around, another 3-5 years will bring out more of its softer, silky side, along with additional complexities.

4,147 Views   Tasted
2005
93
It's always nice to be surprised to taste a wine and discover it's showing better than you remember it. With a nose filled with fennel, spice, cassis, blackberries, flowers, earth and hints of tobacco, this ripe, plush style of Margaux wine needs another 3-5 years before it truly begins showing its ample charms.

It's always nice to be surprised to taste a wine and discover it's showing better than you remember it. With a nose filled with fennel, spice, cassis, blackberries, flowers, earth and hints of tobacco, this ripe, plush style of Margaux wine needs another 3-5 years before it truly begins showing its ample charms.

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2004
90
Medium bodied, soft, silky, fresh and displays its ripe, dark cherry, forest floor, coffee and tobacco character easily. The wine is drinking in its sweet spot today. Deceptively easy to drink today, there is no reason to age this hoping for further development. The wine was produced from a blend 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.

Medium bodied, soft, silky, fresh and displays its ripe, dark cherry, forest floor, coffee and tobacco character easily. The wine is drinking in its sweet spot today. Deceptively easy to drink today, there is no reason to age this hoping for further development. The wine was produced from a blend 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.

3,789 Views   Tasted
2003
90
Already showing most, if not all its charms, with a tobacco, earth, plum, black raspberry, vanilla and black cherry jammy nose, the wine is medium bodied with soft, round, textures. This is not for long term aging. While there is no hurry to drink it, I'd finish any bottles by the time it hits between 18 and 20.

Already showing most, if not all its charms, with a tobacco, earth, plum, black raspberry, vanilla and black cherry jammy nose, the wine is medium bodied with soft, round, textures. This is not for long term aging. While there is no hurry to drink it, I'd finish any bottles by the time it hits between 18 and 20.

4,701 Views   Tasted
2001
90
Fully mature, the wine is soft, elegant and floral, Medium bodied, refined and starting to take on the patina of age, with its secondary, earthy, tobacco and herbal notes coupled with its red berry notes, this is ready to drink. The wine was made from a blend of 49% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

Fully mature, the wine is soft, elegant and floral, Medium bodied, refined and starting to take on the patina of age, with its secondary, earthy, tobacco and herbal notes coupled with its red berry notes, this is ready to drink. The wine was made from a blend of 49% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

3,415 Views   Tasted
2000
90
This is ready, willing and able to serve up a nice dose of black cherries, tobacco, cigar box and earthy notes. The texture is soft, smooth and round, the finish could be longer, but this elegant wine is in the perfect, sweet spot for drinking.

This is ready, willing and able to serve up a nice dose of black cherries, tobacco, cigar box and earthy notes. The texture is soft, smooth and round, the finish could be longer, but this elegant wine is in the perfect, sweet spot for drinking.

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1990
90
Fully mature, with a tertiary nose of cherry pipe tobacco, wet earth, cedar wood, cherries and cigar box aromatics. Soft, polished, medium bodied and elegant, the wine is easy to drink and like. There is no reason to hold this wine any longer. The bottle was popped and poured.

Fully mature, with a tertiary nose of cherry pipe tobacco, wet earth, cedar wood, cherries and cigar box aromatics. Soft, polished, medium bodied and elegant, the wine is easy to drink and like. There is no reason to hold this wine any longer. The bottle was popped and poured.

6,212 Views   Tasted