CHÂTEAU PRIEURÉ LICHINE - Margaux - Bordeaux - France (Grand Cru Classé)

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Vintage: 2015

2015 will go down in the history of Prieuré Lichine's vintages as one of extreme refinement, brought by ripe Cabernet Sauvignon and amazing density. The wines show modern-style profiles with a flavorsome and powerful palate. Unquestionably, the end of season weather helped make 2015 a stand-out vintage in its time with good balances, fabulous aromatic precision and rarely achieved density on the palate. Most definitely a great vintage for Margaux and for Prieuré-Lichine.

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Country FRANCE Region Bordeaux Grape Varietal 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot

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2015 will go down in the history of Prieuré Lichine's vintages as one of extreme refinement, brought by ripe Cabernet Sauvignon and amazing density. The wines show modern-style profiles with a flavorsome and powerful palate. Unquestionably, the end of season weather helped make 2015 a stand-out vintage in its time with good balances, fabulous aromatic precision and rarely achieved density on the palate. Most definitely a great vintage for Margaux and for Prieuré-Lichine.

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Wine Enthusiast 95 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

James Suckling 96 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Decanter 92 Points

Among the top British wine-lifestlye magazines, Decanter is a staple in the wine industry, offering magazine reviews, international wine competitions and wine guides.

Critique Review

Some very ripe dark-plum aromas with a wealth of sweet spices and earthy notes. The palate has an impressively rich, suave and smooth core of black fruit with a powerful palate that delivers concentrated and intense structure. This is superb Margaux. Try from 2022.

96 pts, James Suckling

This is a perfumed wine, rich in black currants and acidity as well as firm tannins. It is concentrated and dense while also elegant. The aftertaste boosts the ripe fruit and balanced acidity. Drink from 2025.

95 pts, Wine Enthusiast

Beautifully concentrated black fruits on the nose and palate – a classy and elegant blend.

92 pts, Decanter

Wine Facts

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Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Vintage 2015
Region Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Volume(ml) 750
Average age of vines 30 years old
Production method SURFACE AREA OF VINE 77.5 ha
Harvest method START AND END OF HARVEST : - Merlot : 17th September - 1st October - Cabernet Sauvignon : 02nd - 09th October • HARVEST RÉCEPTION: - Grapes picked into small crates - Vibrating sorting tables - Manual sorting and optical line - No crushing
Aging 50 % new barrels - 50 % second ll barrels
Alcohol 14.%
SKU BO182-15

Vineyard Info

Just as the history of the estate has been made up of multiple eras and styles, so too the vineyard of Château Prieuré-Lichine is composed of a constellation of different plots characteristic of the terroirs of Margaux, forming a patchwork of soil types that cover 5 of the appellation’s communes. Brought about by unique geological eras, these soils are essentially composed of gravel (conglomerates of pebbles, gravel, sands and clay sediments), deposited by the river during the breaking-up of glaciers during the Quaternary era. The terraces of Günz Garonne gravel, which are incredibly well-preserved and offer superb draining capacity, are the defining feature of the Margaux terroir.

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Description

2015 will go down in the history of Prieuré Lichine's vintages as one of extreme refinement, brought by ripe Cabernet Sauvignon and amazing density. The wines show modern-style profiles with a flavorsome and powerful palate. Unquestionably, the end of season weather helped make 2015 a stand-out vintage in its time with good balances, fabulous aromatic precision and rarely achieved density on the palate. Most definitely a great vintage for Margaux and for Prieuré-Lichine.

Awards

Wine Enthusiast 95 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

James Suckling 96 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Decanter 92 Points

Among the top British wine-lifestlye magazines, Decanter is a staple in the wine industry, offering magazine reviews, international wine competitions and wine guides.

Critique Review

Some very ripe dark-plum aromas with a wealth of sweet spices and earthy notes. The palate has an impressively rich, suave and smooth core of black fruit with a powerful palate that delivers concentrated and intense structure. This is superb Margaux. Try from 2022.

96 pts, James Suckling

This is a perfumed wine, rich in black currants and acidity as well as firm tannins. It is concentrated and dense while also elegant. The aftertaste boosts the ripe fruit and balanced acidity. Drink from 2025.

95 pts, Wine Enthusiast

Beautifully concentrated black fruits on the nose and palate – a classy and elegant blend.

92 pts, Decanter
More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Vintage 2015
Region Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Volume(ml) 750
Average age of vines 30 years old
Production method SURFACE AREA OF VINE 77.5 ha
Harvest method START AND END OF HARVEST : - Merlot : 17th September - 1st October - Cabernet Sauvignon : 02nd - 09th October • HARVEST RÉCEPTION: - Grapes picked into small crates - Vibrating sorting tables - Manual sorting and optical line - No crushing
Aging 50 % new barrels - 50 % second ll barrels
Alcohol 14.%
SKU BO182-15

Just as the history of the estate has been made up of multiple eras and styles, so too the vineyard of Château Prieuré-Lichine is composed of a constellation of different plots characteristic of the terroirs of Margaux, forming a patchwork of soil types that cover 5 of the appellation’s communes. Brought about by unique geological eras, these soils are essentially composed of gravel (conglomerates of pebbles, gravel, sands and clay sediments), deposited by the river during the breaking-up of glaciers during the Quaternary era. The terraces of Günz Garonne gravel, which are incredibly well-preserved and offer superb draining capacity, are the defining feature of the Margaux terroir.

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