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2010 Château Prieure-Lichine

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France Direct
Expected Arrival:
October, 2022
France Direct wines are sourced from individual cellars in France. They ship directly to our Napa warehouse each quarter.

ITEM 8221823 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
W1neL0ver 2 $55 $110
2 $55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8221823 2 $55 May 15, 2022
I8212223 2 $55 May 8, 2022
I8201406 3 $55 May 1, 2022
I8192946 4 $55 Apr 24, 2022
I8157345 1 $55 Mar 27, 2022
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RATINGS

94James Suckling

Black truffle and dark berries. Full body, round and fresh tannins and fresh acidity give this lift and intensity.

91Wine Spectator

...with bittersweet cocoa and espresso up front followed by a core of dark currant, plum sauce and anise. Features charcoal-laden grip on the finish, showing ample stuffing and polished fruit.

90+ Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of blackberry, spices and licorice. Pure and nicely delineated, with excellent intensity to its flavors of black fruits and candied rose. Nicely sweet in the mouth but also firmly structured and youthful...

15.5Jancis Robinson

Ripe, sweet aroma of dried cherries and leaf mulch. The fruit flavours are mature but there’s still a marked sweetness and the fruit stands up to the big but rounded tannins.

PRODUCER

Château Prieure-Lichine

Château Prieure-Lichine is in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux, France, in the commune of Cantenac. It is classified as a Fourth Growth Bordeaux in the official Bordeaux classification of 1855. Originally a Benedictine Priory, the estate was taken over by the state after the French Revolution and sold off in parcels. In 1951 the famous author and wine expert Alexis Lichine bought the estate and acquired nearby vineyards. Until his death in 1989, Lichine made major improvements to the estate, which grew to 185 acres. In 1990 the estate was sold to the Ballande Group, a New Zealand business conglomerate. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that under the Ballande Group “Prieure-Lichine is now one of the more exciting up-and-coming properties of the Margaux appellation.”

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Margaux

Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations and also one of its largest, with about 3,400 acres of vineyards. Located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, Margaux has the greatest number of classified-growth châteaux (or crus classé) according to the 1855 classification. There are twenty-one crus classé, including the most famous estate, the first growth Château Margaux. The Margaux appellation includes vineyards around the village of Margaux and the villages of Arsac, Cantenac, d’Issan, Labarde and Soussans. Wines from the best Margaux châteaux and vintages are prized for their perfumey fragrance and elegant, silky mouthfeel. Margaux wines are predominately Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.