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2000 Chateau Prieure LichineBlend from France

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"A solid young red, with big, velvety tannins and lots of ripe fruit, tobacco and chocolate character. Long, fresh finish. One of the best Prieure-Lichine in a long, long time....

  • 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 91 Wine Spectator
  • 91 Wine Enthusiast
  • 90 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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93

"This is very dense and rich now with sweet tobacco, dried berry and mahogany character. Full body with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. A long life ahead of it. Improving with age."

91 Wine Spectator

"A solid young red, with big, velvety tannins and lots of ripe fruit, tobacco and chocolate character. Long, fresh finish. One of the best Prieure-Lichine in a long, long time. Best after 2007. 18,000 cases made."

91 Wine Enthusiast

"Under new ownership, Prieuré-Lichine continues its rapid quality improvement. The wine is concentrated, with dark tannins and brooding fruit, dominated by new wood. It is rich, but also structured for a steady development over 10-15 years."

90 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Undeniably the finest Prieure-Lichine in 30-40 years, this textured, rich, medium to full-bodied 2000 boasts a dark ruby/purple color in addition to a knock-out nose of black cherries, cassis, tobacco leaf, cocoa, and toasty oak in the background. The wine is sweet on the attack, full-bodied, and well-textured, with oodles of fruit and glycerin. This is sexy stuff that can be drunk early, but will age gracefully for 15-16 years. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2026. Bravo!"

Product Description:

"A solid young red, with big, velvety tannins and lots of ripe fruit, tobacco and chocolate character. Long, fresh finish. One of the best Prieure-Lichine in a long, long time. Best after 2007. 18,000 cases made."

Product Detail

Item # 2943
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Margaux
Ratings

93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

91 - Wine Spectator

91 - Wine Enthusiast

90 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2000
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather