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Château Prieuré Lichine 4ème Grand Cru Classé 1985

Black fruitFood-friendly wineWine for cellaring




A supple grand cru, with very mellow woody aromas. Ideal to pair with lamb or duck dishes.

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Quantity : 1 bottleObservations : 1 Marked label, 1 Stained labelLevel : 1 Low neckOrigin : professionalRecoverable VAT : yesRegion : BordeauxAppellation : MargauxClassification : Quatrième Grand Cru ClasséOwner : Famille BallandeRemark : import USA
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Château Prieuré Lichine 4ème Grand Cru Classé 1985

The wine

Not far from Château Margaux, Prieurié-Lichine has plots scattered over the communes of Cantenac, Arsac, Labarde, Soussans and Margaux. It is one of the most spread out domaines in the Médoc. Its terroir consists of gravelly soil and is planted with a high proportion of Merlot. The wines are generally fairly supple and have an excellent capacity to age.

About the Producer Château Prieuré Lichine

The land belonging to the Priory in Cantenac, which was founded by the monks from Vertheuil Abbey in the Romanesque period, was used for mixed farming and livestock, with some plots devoted to the production of wines that were already recognized for their quality. It was not until the middle of the 18th century that the entire property was planted with vines. The Priory's wine was ranked at that time as a third growth by the Intendance de Bordeaux in the classification of the parishes of Margaux and Cantenac. After the French Revolution, the property was acquired by Monsieur Durand Delains, a Bordeaux wine merchant. Promoted to a fourth growth in the 1855 Classification, the property then underwent a series of crises with phylloxera and then the crash of 1929. When Alexis Lichine, known as the Wine Pope, purchased it in the early 1950s, the vineyard was in a pitiable state. He devoted himself to restoring the property until his death in 1989. Today, Château Prieuré Lichine is owned by the Ballande group, assisted by consultant oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 bottle

Level : 1 Low neckObservations : 1 Marked label, 1 Stained label

Origin : professional

Type of cellar : underground, natural cellar

Recoverable VAT : yes

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Region : Bordeaux

Appellation : Margaux

Classification : Quatrième Grand Cru Classé

Owner : Famille Ballande

Vintage : 1985

Colour : red

Service temperature : 16°

Viticulture : conventional More information....

Size (in ha) : 80.2 hectares

Volume : 300000 bottles

Intensity : classic

Leading aroma : black fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Remark : import USA

Grape variety : Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon
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