Prieure Lichine lures right bank star winemaker to Margaux

Spoke to Justin Onclin Director of fourth growth Chateau Prieure Lichine in Margaux about his decision to employ winemaker Stephane Derenencourt as consultant at the Margaux property. ‘We like his style of making wines and are looking for the purity of fruit and the smoothness of the tannins that are his hallmarks.’

The 2007 is made up of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot (a surprising record amount this year for this very late ripening grape variety which seemed to respond well to the warm autumn).

2007 Chateau Prieure Lichine, 4th Growth Margaux

Cherry fruit flavours on the nose with an appealing mintiness. The long cool ripening of the Cabernet Sauvignon in 2007 produced ripe blackberry flavours and smooth tannins. Firm finish but overall a wine whose elements came together with purity of fruit and freshness.


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