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Château Prieuré-Lichine

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2020 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 94

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 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 93

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 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 94 Points

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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

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2017 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 92 Points

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2016 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 93 Points

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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. 92 Points

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This deeply colored wine with its polished, silky tannins and fleshy, dark red fruit, presents you with opulence and charm. 93 Points

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2015 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 94 Points

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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. 93 Points

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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

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2014 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 92 Points

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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

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2013 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 88

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

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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

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2012 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 89 Points

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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

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2011 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 90 Points

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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

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2010 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 91 Points

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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

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2009 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 93 Points

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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. 92 Points

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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. 93 Points

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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

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2008 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 91 Points

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2007 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 90 Points

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2006 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 90 Points

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2005 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 93 Points

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2004 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 90 Points

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2003 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 90 Points

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2001 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 90 Points

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2000 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 90 Points

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1990 Château Prieuré-Lichine  (Margaux) 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. 90 Points

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