2009 - Ch Prieuré Lichine 4ème Cru Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Prieuré-Lichine
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot
Drinking
2016 - 3034
Case size
6x150cl
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2009 CH PRIEURÉ LICHINE 4ÈME CRU MARGAUX - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Prieuré-Lichine
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot
Drinking
2016 - 3034
Case size
6x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £824.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, December,
    Score: 93

    The soft, sexy 2009 exhibits a dense plum/purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of raspberries, black cherries, black currants, smoke and forest floor. Opulent and round with an attractive viscosity as well as outstanding purity, depth and length, it should drink well for two decades. While not one of the longest lived wines of the vintage, it is among the most precocious, flattering and charming at present. Prieure-Lichine’s beautiful, seductive 2009 is one of the finest efforts yet made at this property that was rejuvenated under the late Alexis Lichine. Quality began improving dramatically about fifteen years ago and with the hiring of wine consultant Stephane Derenoncourt things have improved even further.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2010,
    Score: 91-93

    Beautiful floral-infused black fruits jump from the glass of this opaque ruby/purple-colored wine. Possibly richer, denser, and even more complete than the brilliant 2005 (although it is still too early to say that definitively), this is certainly a more opulent, succulent style of wine than even the 2005, which had surprising flesh for a wine from that vintage. The Right Bank consultant Stephane Derenoncourt has performed some magic here, as recent vintages attest, and the wines are often fairly priced as well. This full-bodied Prieure-Lichine should drink well for 20-25 years.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2010,
    Score: 17

    Deep red, fine floral wild roses Margaux nose, very good ripe fruit and harmonious Cabernet-Merlot blend, quite forward, attractive fleshy fruit and will age well. Drink 2014-20.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2010,
    Score: 94-97

    Complex aromas of mineral, blueberry and currant follow through to a full body, with superfine tannins and a long, long finish. This is exceptional. Best of all time.

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Producer

Château Prieuré-Lichine

As its name suggests, this château has a religious connection as a priory for Benedictine monks. After the French revolution, its religious connection was dissolved and it was sold off to various owners. In the 1950s it came into the hands of Alexis Lichine, a Russian native who had emigrated to the USA and pioneered the marketing of the California wine industry before moving to Bordeaux. He changed the name from Cantenac Prieuré to reflect his ownership - a name which continues to this day, though the property is no longer owned by the Lichine family. Over recent years, it has become a wine of notable quality.

Region

Margaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.