2018 Château Prieure Lichine, 4ème Grand Cru Classé Margaux is now available to order.
Wines offered under bond and/ or en primeur exclude duty & VAT. The price shown is per case as listed below. For more information please see T&Cs at the bottom of this page
Much of this Chateau’s fame comes from its enigmatic owner Alexis Lichine who purchased the estate back in 1951. Heavy investment has improved the quality of the wines through new vineyards and by modernising the vinification techniques. He died in 1989 and the estate is now run by his son Sacha, who hired guru oenologist Michel Rolland as consultant in the past.
Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’ under bond. Price shown is per case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales.
Prieuré Lichine has done a great job of capturing the rich concentration in the cassis and blackberry fruits that are easily found in 2018, wrapped up perfectly in juicy, vibrant strands of acidity and tannin. There's no question that this is an intense wine, and although the alcohol is not especially high it has a generous texture. Spice notes lend a sense of uplift to balance out the exuberance of the palate. I expect this will close down for a good few years before coming into its own. Prieuré Lichine operate a gravity-fed winery for gentle handling of the fruit. 2018 saw a yield of 35hl/ha. Aged in 45% new oak. Drinking Window 2027 – 2042.- 94 pts Jane Anson, Decanter