2010 Chateau Prieure-Lichine (Case of Six)

Year: 2010
Appellation: Margaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 89-92
Wine Advocate: 92-94
Vinous Media: 86-88
Jeff Leve: 91-94
James Suckling: 94-95
Red Wine


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"An amped-up style, with dark, weighty, frankly toasty layers of blackberry, plum and currant fruit giving way to black licorice on the finish. Offers more raw power than finesse and relies on toast more than acidity, but this is a solid example of the style." (WS)

"The strongest Prieure Lichine produced in many years, along with consultant Stephane Derenoncourt, the proprietors have fashioned a wine with true opulence as well as wonderful projected aromatics of blue, red and black fruits, licorice, flowers and subtle oak. Silky tannins, a sexy, generous, opulent attack, mid-palate and finish, no hard edges and well-integrated acidity, tannin and alcohol (14.5%) are all found in this impressive Margaux. Give it 2-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25. It is potentially one of the longest lived wines made at Prieure Lichine since some of their classic efforts from the sixties." (WA)

"(65% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and 5% petit verdot) Inky-purple. F lamboyant, opulent aromas of ripe black cherry, cocoa and cinnamon. Sweet and full on entry, offering flavors similar to the aromas, then high acids and mounting tannins kick in. Finishes moderately long, with a trace of heat." (IWC)

"Prieure-Lichine From a blend of 5% 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. " (JL)

"Wow. This shows a wonderful core of intense, ripe fruit and velvety tannins. Loads of berry, chocolate and toasted oak. A joy to taste young. $$" (JS)