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Chateau Prieure Lichine 2015 Margaux Grand Cru Classe Magnum

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4th Grand Cru Classé in 1855

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2015 is undoubtedly a very good vintage for the Bordeaux vineyard. It was a hot and dry year, where the flowering of the vines took place in beautiful conditions in May, followed by a sunny and dry summer. The months of August and September, sprinkled with light rain, allowed the ripening process to start again. The harvest was carried out in a serene manner, with colorful berries, loaded with tannins and aromatic potential.

Blend of the 2015 vintage: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot.

The robe is a deep dark red color with brilliant garnet highlights.

The nose opens with an expressive and complex bouquet of wild berries, raspberry and blackberry, enhanced by a hint of floral, peppery spice and toasted vanilla.

Smooth on the attack, it develops a full-bodied, unctuous texture worthy of the finest Margaux. Releasing flavors of red and black fruits, supported by silky tannins, it shows a beautiful freshness and a balanced power, until a complex and elegant finish.

Food and wine pairing:

Château Prieuré-Lichine 2015 in magnum could be enjoyed with beef tenderloin with morel sauce, roasted wild boar shoulder, stuffed turkey, crispy bacon with black truffle or veal medallions with shallots.

For a pairing with cheese, choose uncooked pressed cheeses: Edam, Gouda, Saint-nectaire, morbier, Tomme de Savoie or Salers.

For dessert, enjoy it with a black forest, a coffee tart or a praline dessert.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Château Prieuré-Lichine 2015 in magnum has great aging potential, being able to wait between 2045 and 2050 to reach its peak. Indeed, the large capacity of the format gives the wine a greater aptitude for aging.

However, it is perfectly suitable for drinking today if properly prepared. To do so, take care to place the bottle the night before in the serving room at room temperature and open it so that the wine can fully express itself. If not, open it and if possible decant it at least 6 to 7 hours before tasting.

The bottles should be kept in the cellar in a dark place, lying down, with an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

Size : 1500ml
Alcohol Degree : 13,5°
Appellation : Margaux
Vintage : 2015
Color : Red
Classification : 4th Classified Growth

It was the Benedictine monks of the abbey of Saint Pierre de Vertheuil in the 15th century who created this priory on some 4 hectares divided between vines and food crops.

Located in Cantenac en cru Margaux, the castle was formerly called Prieuré-Cantenac and it was only in 1953 that the owner added his name to prieuré-cantenac to call it prieuré-lichine.

The vineyard did not flourish until the 18th century and today it extends over 70 hectares.

This château is a fourth Grand Cru classified according to the prestigious 1855 list.

The average age of the vines is around 30 years and the vineyard is based on fine gravel soil and a gravel subsoil. Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon: 56%, Merlot noir: 34%, and Petit Verdot 10%.

All the harvest is manual and production, depending on the year, revolves around 377 barrels or approximately 450,000 bottles or 6,400 to 6,500 bottles per hectare. The wine is aged for the whole in barrels, 50% of which are new for 18 to 20 months depending on the vintage.

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