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2018 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1408018 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark After considerable investment, this property is showing its true potential. This wine is full of a great black fruit flavor, with generous acidity and a ripe structure. Its black currant flavor is already showing a delicious side, making it a wine to enjoy in the near term. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

92-95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Prieuré-Lichine is gorgeous. Bright and racy in the glass, the 2018 impresses with its magnificent purity of fruit. In 2018, Prieuré-Lichine has terrific energy and cut. It is perhaps a bit less creamy than the 2016, but also impeccable in its balance. Part of that is driven by the higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend in 2018. Rose petal, lavender, mint and spice add nuance to a core of red/purplish fruit. Tasted two times. (AG) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

94 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Prieuré Lichine has done a great job of capturing the rich concentration in the cassis and blackberry fruits that are easily found in 2018, wrapped up perfectly in juicy, vibrant strands of acidity and tannin. There's no question that this is an intense wine, and although the alcohol is not especially high it has a generous texture. Spice notes lend a sense of uplift to balance out the exuberance of the palate. I expect this will close down for a good few years before coming into its own. Prieuré Lichine operate a gravity-fed winery for gentle handling of the fruit. 2018 saw a yield of 35hl/ha. Aged in 45% new oak. Drinking window 2027 - 2042 (JA) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

93-94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This is a very fresh and bright red with lots of blue fruit and linear and fine tannins that have drive down the center palate. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Inner quote mark (4/2019)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Prieure-Lichine slips sensuously out of the glass with gorgeous raspberry coulis, chocolate-covered cherries and warm cassis scents with hints of candied violets, licorice, camphor and wilted roses. The full-bodied, richly fruited palate is beautifully perfumed with loads of floral accents and has a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins, finishing long with some mineral notions coming through. Very pretty. (LPB) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

90-93 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2018 Château Prieuré-Lichine is an attractive, elegant Margaux offering classic, pretty red and black fruits, cedary spice, and dried flowers aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, and again, with an incredible floral character, it has a supple, rounded texture that’s going to allow it to drink nicely in its youth, yet it should also evolve for 15+ years or more. I suspect this will surpass the ’14, ’15, and ’16. Inner quote mark (5/2019)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Black core with barely a purple rim. Very dark but lively fruit and an attractive crushed-stones overlay. Juicy and lifted on the palate, finely textured and already harmonious. The tannins are nicely layered and compact but overall a welcome lightness of touch that should result in greater elegance in bottle. (JH) 17/20 points Inner quote mark (3/2019)


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