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CHÂTEAU PRIEURÉ-LICHINE 2016 4e cru classé, AC Margaux
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Extremely deep intense purple colour. Freshly Coravined into a small ISO glass at 8:26 pm on Monday, December 14. The nose is, not unsurprisingly, rather firm and unrelenting with lost of gently cedary, Damson plums , cedar hedge and mineral notes. It is says to me: “What the hell? Why are you tasting me now?” I agree. This is no way to treat a young teenager, lady, with hints of knows what! That’s right and yet critic Antonio Galloni said the following 11 months ago: The 2016 Prieuré-Lichine is all class. Floral, silky and nuanced to the core, the 2016 is a wine of pure and total seduction. Freshly cut flowers, vibrant red fruit and creamy tannins all add to the wine's undeniable allure. In 2016, Prieuré-Lichine is all class, not to mention one of the sleepers of the vintage. Don't miss it! Tasted two times. Drink 2022-2041. Score: 96 GOOD GRIEF I thought - this is just a wine, a darn good wine. Today, the 85-hectare Margaux property planted 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. In fact, it was in 1951 when author/wine merchant Alexis Lichine organized a syndicate to buy Chateau Prieure for just 8,000 British pounds (just 11 hc at the time). In 1999 it was sold to Groupe Ballande for close to 20,000,000 pounds. This 1016 has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number LC02C04C)C06-27818 on the lower part of the glass bottle. The best is yet to come and I probably will not be around any more. CSPC 17487
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Con Oen
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Rating ***/***+(95 points)
Youthful, Intense, Complex, Ripe
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Rich and velvety red in colour with deep violet reflections, the brushed velvet appearance carries over to the texture on the palate. A good lineup of fruit flavours are joined by sweet softness through the mid-palate that widens things out rather than dips, and there's a slow build to the finish. Matured in 50% new oak. 2016 yielded 43hl/ha. Drinking window: 2026-2045. Score - 94 (Jane Anson, decanter.com, Oct. 8, 2018) Price $ 107.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 12, 2020
Cases bought 75 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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