Château Prieuré-Lichine Margaux Grand Cru 2017.
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. Classified Grand Cru since 1855.
Rated 91-94 points/100 by Vinous:
“The 2017 Prieuré-Lichine is another in a series of utterly gorgeous wines that have emerged from this château in recent years. The construction of a new cellar a few years ago seems to have made a huge difference in the precision of the wine. Soft, supple and gracious, with gentle contours and silky tannins, the 2017 is pure class. Succulent red berry, plum, rose petal and mint infuse this gracious Margaux. The blend is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The increase in Cabernet Sauvignon is a reflection of a desire to gradually build the wine on a core of Cabernet rather than a response solely to the conditions of the year. Stéphane Derenoncourt and his team continue to do a brilliant work at Prieuré-Lichine.“
Rated 93-94/100 by James Suckling:
This is really fresh and layered with currant, berry and floral aromas and flavors. Medium-to full-bodied, integrated and polished. Beautiful. Very focused. More cabernet in the blend than normal. Possibly at the same level as 2016.
Rated 94/100 by Decanter Magazine’s Jane Anson:
“This is the definition of a wine to buy in an off-vintage. It has the signature of the last few years, but in an early-drinking package. It’s a little oaky and smoky for sure, but handles it well and delivers punch and personality without overstating the case. Ripe damson fruits help to deliver impact, even if the fruit is generally a touch below the exuberance of the last two years.”
Drink now to 2035, but greatest/most classical Margaux style will start developing from the mid-2020s onwards.
Post arrival price will be $149.95.
Today’s pre-departure price is $119.95
This wine is part of the shipment scheduled to arrive in February/March 2024. Dispatch to you will be organised as soon as it has cleared Australian customs.