2012 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux




This 2012 4th Growth classic Margaux with the high-cost performance- you can't go wrong with this. Rose. The first nose of dry, followed by ripe fruit(Blackberry, plums, and cherries) and lovely tertiary tones- blackberry, spices, coffee, tobacco, earthy, lead-pencil-not too complicated but easy to understand. The palate is structured and balanced; silky at the entrance, but there is a Cantenac toughness behind, softened by the richness and palate diversity from soil(70 Ha) and grapes(4 noble grapes with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot ) though. 2012 is lightish, fresh and comfortable, with a medium finish. It drinks fine now. Consistent scoring: JS92, AG92, GG91, WE91. RP91. Consistent scorings, such as:

92 points James Suckling

A wine with blackberry, spice and licorice character. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fruity finish. Subtle and fine. Shows class. Lovely tannins. Drink in 2016. (2/2015)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Performing much better from bottle than barrel, this is a super effort from Prieuré Lichine. This inky purple-colored wine displays beautiful floral-infused blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as cassis. It is medium to full-bodied, stunningly pure, gorgeously textured, and quite long and impressive. This is a top success in the vintage, capable of lasting 20 or more years. (4/2015)


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