2005 Prieure-Lichine

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / MARGAUX
  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 56928-2005-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($70) Bright ruby-red. Cassis, bitter chocolate, nutty oak and a whiff of sweet butter on the nose. Fat, sweet and fairly full-bodied, with mocha and smoke notes and a suggestion of lees (consultant Stephane Derenoncourt does a lot of work with the lees and minimal racking here). At once fruity and solid, finishing with ripe, granular tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    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.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Blackish. Not much nose but refreshing enough - then slightly skinny but good sappy savour - just very slightly meagre towards the end.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The finest Prieure-Lichine I have ever tasted, the sensational 2005 has unquestionably benefitted from the improvements made at this property as well as the consultation work of Stephane Derenoncourt. Its dense purple color is accompanied by a glorious perfume of forest floor, blackberries, incense, and cassis. Opulent, with sweet tannin for the vintage, excellent purity, and a savory, broad, expansive mouthfeel that lingers on the palate, it possesses the delicacy of a terrific Margaux as well as enough concentration and power to give it an extra dimension. This wine should be drinkable in 4-5 years, and last for 25 or more. Bravo!
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Southbound Union
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2012-2015
    Author: Spike
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2020
    Author: ciliegiolo
  • Self | Rating: 92

    A little young, but already full of potential.
    Author: serge
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 607 bottles owned
  • 114 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 114 collectors)