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2009 Château Prieuré Lichine, Margaux

2009 Château Prieuré Lichine, Margaux

Ref: BORD09137
Red  |  Still  |  13.5% ABV

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: £578.45
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: Margaux
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2008-2023
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"The 2009 Prieuré-Lichine was one of the pleasant surprises of this blind tasting, a Margaux that has improved in recent years. It has a superb, very Pauillac bouquet with graphite infused black fruit that is very well defined and neatly integrated with the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, very well balanced with quite saline and very persistent finish. Superb." Neal Martin

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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