chateau prieure-lichine 4eme cru classe, margaux 2005
JAMES SUCKLING
93
WINE SPECTATOR
92

2005 chateau prieure-lichine 4eme cru classe, margaux

Why We're Buying

Few fourth-growth Bordeaux wine estates are as consistent as Château Prieuré-Lichine. Its red blend comes with clockwork precision, featuring a velvety texture and suppleness due to the high proportion of merlot. Château Prieuré-Lichine should be on any shortlist for investors in search of value.

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
93

James Suckling

This is really fine and layered with ripe and polished tannins and a beautiful depth of fruit. Blackberries, currants and blueberries with hints of light chocolate. Some minerals too. Intense finish. Drink or hold.

WINE SPECTATOR
92

Wine Spectator

Black in color, with impressive aromas of flowers, tar, licorice and ripe fruit, such as currant and sultana. Full-bodied, with a solid concentration of fruit and ultrapolished tannins. Better than from barrel. Best after 2011.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

Wine Enthusiast

Spice and ripe fruits are the main characters of this wine, which shows the results of the considerable investment that has gone into this estate. Impressive and modern in style, but still keeping its harmony.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
90

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

This deliciously sexy, seductive style of wine from Prieure-Lichine is very much in keeping with how this wine can perform in a top vintage, offering lush fruit, sweet tannin and a silky, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel with notes of flowers, blue, red and black fruits, some underbrush and loamy soil nuances. Suave, round and juicy, this wine has reached its mature period, and should stay there for at least another 5-10+ years.