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2006 Prieure-Lichine Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • MS
  • IWC 90
  • RP 90
  • WS 89
  • WE 88

Reviews for 2006 Prieure-Lichine Bordeaux Blend

MS
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2007
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IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Deep red-ruby. Pungently mineral aromas of blackberry violet and sexy nutty oak. Rich dense and chocolatey but with harmonious acids giving an enticing juicy quality to this flavorful wine. Notes of underbrush and tobacco... Deep red-ruby. Pungently mineral aromas of blackberry violet and sexy nutty oak. Rich dense and chocolatey but with harmonious acids giving an enticing juicy quality to this flavorful wine. Notes of underbrush and tobacco leaf contribute complexity. Finishes with rather suave tannins that became a bit firmer with aeration suggesting that this should be held for a few years. 90 points
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
With the highly respected Right Bank consultant Stephane Derenoncourt providing advice Prieure-Lichine has moved to a complete savory and for lack of a better description broad lush sexy style. This has always been a wine... With the highly respected Right Bank consultant Stephane Derenoncourt providing advice Prieure-Lichine has moved to a complete savory and for lack of a better description broad lush sexy style. This has always been a wine that was drinkable at an early age but I think they are building more texture and flesh into the wine as well as more concentration without losing the estate's early appeal. The 2006 is an outstanding wine with complex notes of spring flowers forest floor sweet black currants and earth. Medium to full-bodied flavorful without a trace of astringency or hardness this is a succulent fleshy wine to drink over the next 15 or more years.
WS 89
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Blackberry currant and mineral lead to a medium-to-full body with ripe tannins and a caressing finish. Balanced and pretty. Best after 2013. 13885 cases made. -JS
WE 88
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
With smoky new wood aromas and delicate fruit flavors, this wine hasn’t quite come together. The fruit is light, but the wood structure isn’t. Red berry fruits do show, but they are easily lost in the spice and heavy toast.