As the name suggests, this property was original a priory, the vineyard worked by monks producing wine for religious ceremonies. In the late 18th century and secularisation, parts of the vineyard were sold off piece-meal to surrounding chateaux. In 1951 this property and nearby Château Lascombes were bought by Alexis Lichine, an English wine merchant and writer. At that stage Prieuré-Lichine was very unkempt and was sold for a measly sum. With financial aid from Count Lr Slauces of Château d'Yquem, Lichine managed to refurbish the vineyard, adding parcels throughout the Margaux commune, until the surface area rose to 58 hectares. In 1999 Prieuré-Lchine was sold to the successful negociant firm Groupe Ballande for £20M.
Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £628.85
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"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!" Robert Parker
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