1986 Prieure Lichine

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Average critic rating : 90.0 points



The thirty-fifth vintage of Alexis Lichine's beloved chateau should ultimately turn out to be one of the best wines he produced. In fact, the fragrance and elegance may, in 5 to 6 years, entitle it to an even better rating. With the exception of the 1989, it is the most concentrated Prieure made in the eighties, and one would have to go back to the lovely 1978 or 1971 to find a Prieure with such class and grace. Medium to dark ruby in color, with a very seductive, moderately intense bouquet of plummy fruit and sweet, toasty oak, this surprisingly supple, yet still structured wine has good length and aging potential. Anticipated maturity: Now-2005. Last tasted, 11/90. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1



Very ripe and concentrated, perfumy and generous with cassis, chocolate and cedar aromas and flavors, yet neither heavy nor powerful. Actually, it's q uite gentle and supple. Give it until at least 1993 for the tannins to reso lve. Wine Spectator 1989

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Prieure Lichine 1986
+£511.00     (+173.22%) Latest price:  £806.00
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