Friday, June 25, 2010

2009 Bordeaux Futures - 2009 Chateau Prieure Lichine Margaux

Category: France
Size: 750 ml
Brand: Chateau Prieure Lichine
Region: Bordeaux Margaux
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Style: Red Wine
Price: $45.98
Reg: $58.00

Robert Parker 91-93 Points

Beautiful floral-infused black fruits jump from the glass of this opaque ruby/purple-colored wine. Possibly richer, denser, and even more complete than the brilliant 2005 (although it is still too early to say that definitively), this is certainly a more opulent, succulent style of wine than even the 2005, which had surprising flesh for a wine from that vintage. The Right Bank consultant Stephane Derenoncourt has performed some magic here, as recent vintages attest, and the wines are often fairly priced as well. This full-bodied Prieure-Lichine should drink well for 20-25 years. (Tasted two times.) Drink 2010-2035.

Wine Spectator 94-97 Points

Complex aromas of mineral, blueberry and currant follow through to a full body, with superfine tannins and a long, long finish. This is exceptional. Best of all time.

Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 Points

Very pale rim. Sweet, heady nose. Very sweet start on the palate and perhaps not quite enough refreshment factor? Tannins slightly rustic but there is lots of pleasure here. Date tasted 31st March 2010. Drink 2016-2027.

Decanter 17/20 Points

Deep red, fine floral wild roses Margaux nose, very good ripe fruit and harmonious Cabernet-Merlot blend, quite forward, attractive fleshy fruit and will age well. Drink 2014-20.

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