Château Prieuré-Lichine 2020 Margaux 4e Grand Cru Classé
Neal Martin (Vinous) 91-93 | Decanter (Jane Anson) 93 | The Wine Advocate 91-93 punten
Neal Martin: '...leaving you wanting more. This has very good potential'
- SmaakprofielKrachtig & Complex
- DruivenrasCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
- HerkomstFrankrijk, Bordeaux
Neal Martin (Vinous)
The 2020 Prieuré-Lichine was picked at 32hl/ha and matured in 40% new oak. It has quite an intense nose of black plum, blueberry and violet scents, though missing some terroir expression and mineralité. It’s high-toned at the moment, but it needs more bass notes. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chalky tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Very fresh, with fine salinity on the finish. It actually meliorates as it goes on, leaving you wanting more. This has very good potential.
Plenty of juicy dripping autumnal fruit, cassis and blueberry with a crack of black pepper and a good lick of saline freshness on the finish that makes you want to take another sip. One of the clear successes, intense and concentrated with balanced tannins and acidity, if some bitter almond overtones. A yield of 32hl/ha. 40% new oak. Harvested right through to October 1st. Tasted twice.
The Wine Advocate
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Prieure-Lichine offers up notes of fresh redcurrants, blackcurrant pastilles, boysenberries and dried Provence herbs, plus wafts of tobacco leaf and pencil shavings. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers a great intensity of pure black and red fruit flavors, framed by grainy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long with a refreshing herbal lift.