Chateau Prieure Lichine, Margaux, 2016
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.
Chateau Prieure Lichine
50% Cab/Sauvignon, 45% Merlot & 5% Petit Verdot