2020 Chateau Prieure Lichine
Chateau Prieuré-Lichine's vast vineyard holdings are located on some of the best gravelly outcrops in all five communes of the Margaux appellation. Owned by the Ballande group since June 1999, this estate is currently undergoing a major transformation to enhance the reputation of its superb terroir even further.
A classy Margaux from the 2020 vintage, Chateau Prieure-Lichine presents a ripe profile. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The color shows deep garnet with purple hues. Out of the glass, the aromas are incredibly charming and complex, enticing you to continue swirling, revealing blackberry and blueberry, black licorice, spicy overtones, and a hint of tobacco. It has a medium bodied palate is energetic while showing pure ripe dark fruit and chewy grained tannins. It maintains a silkiness and balance throughout. The finish goes on and on for minutes. All these elements should come together beautifully with age for many years of enjoyment. This could challenge some of the great vintages from Prieure-Lichine.
By Perry Miroballi