Chateau Prieure-Lichine 2017

Chateau Prieure-Lichine


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.

Chateau Prieure-Lichine 2017
Ready, but will improve

The 2017 Prieure-Lichine is composed of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. This 4th growth Margaux is a beautiful expression of Margaux - It rocks up with expressive blackcurrant cordial, stewed plums and boysenberries scents plus suggestions of unsmoked cigars, cedar chest and cardamom.

Medium-bodied with firm, silky tannins that are polished and poised. Give it time to open. Shows depth and intensity at the end. It is Soft and juicy, this is an open style of wine. The wood flavors are apparent, giving it a toasty character. At the same time, it has plenty of blackberry concentration to create an attractive, fruity core for medium-term aging

Cellar suggestion:

Can drink now or hold for up till 2030

Food Pairing:

Beef, lamb, veal and rich stews