Chateau Prieuré Lichine 2010 Margaux


65% Cab/Sauvignon, 30% Merlot & 5% Petit Verdot

After half a century of progress in wine quality and a restructuring of the vineyard, the Prieuré growth was promoted in 1855 to the rank of 4th Classified Growth of Gironde. Numerous diseases, such as powdery mildew, downy mildew and phylloxera adversely affected the property, which nevertheless coped well until the interwar period, before collapsing again during the period of the Great Depression and the 1929 stock market crash. At the time of the outstanding 1953 vintage, when Alexis Lichine vinified his first crop, the estate had shrunk to just a few hectares of vines.

The soils of Château Prieuré-Lichine are essentially made up of gravel deposited by the river during successive glacial
floods in the Quaternary era. Streams resulting from the floods then cut up these sedimentary soils into well drained
mounds, which today look out over the Gironde estuary. Château Prieuré-Lichine therefore boasts a unique geological
past, making the soils, in more ways than one, particularly representative of the Margaux appellation.

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About This Wine...

“Dense purple, with loads of blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as hints of smoke and subtle charred wood, this wine is expansive, round, generous, lush and multi-dimensional. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years. A beautiful example of wine from this estate, which is using well-known consultant Stephane Derenoncourt, finished 2010 at 14.5% natural alcohol, and seems to be one of the sexier, more developed and evolved styles of the vintage.”

92-94/100 Robert Parker 2013


“The former home of Alexis Lichine is now owned by a Pacific-based French mining company. The low yields of the 2010 (the vineyard was hit by hail) have produced a smooth and rich style of wine, which is weighty while also showing fine acidity on the finish. This has definite aging potential.”

93/100 Wine Enthusiast 2013

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