2005 Prieure-Lichine Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 94
  • JS 93
  • WS 92
  • JG 92
  • IWC 90
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2005 Prieure-Lichine Bordeaux Blend

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2006
(WE92-94 points) Spice and ripe fruits are the main characters of this wine, which shows the results of the considerable investment that has gone into this estate. Impressive and modern in style, but still keeping its... (WE92-94 points) Spice and ripe fruits are the main characters of this wine, which shows the results of the considerable investment that has gone into this estate. Impressive and modern in style, but still keeping its harmony.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, July 2013
This is really fine and layered with ripe and polished tannins and a beautiful depth of fruit. Blackberries, currants and blueberries with hints of light chocolate. Some minerals too. Intense finish. Drink or hold.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Black in color, with impressive aromas of flowers, tar, licorice and ripe fruit, such as currant and sultana. Full-bodied, with a solid concentration of fruit and ultrapolished tannins. Better than from barrel. Best after... Black in color, with impressive aromas of flowers, tar, licorice and ripe fruit, such as currant and sultana. Full-bodied, with a solid concentration of fruit and ultrapolished tannins. Better than from barrel. Best after 2011. – JS
JG 92
Jamie Goode - Wineanorak, October 2007
Fresh, aromatic, gravelly dark fruits nose. Sweet, fresh palate with expressive fruit. Nice.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
Bright ruby-red. Cassis, bitter chocolate, nutty oak and a whiff of sweet butter on the nose. Fat, sweet and fairly full-bodied, with mocha and smoke notes and a suggestion of lees (consultant Stephane Derenoncourt does a... Bright ruby-red. Cassis, bitter chocolate, nutty oak and a whiff of sweet butter on the nose. Fat, sweet and fairly full-bodied, with mocha and smoke notes and a suggestion of lees (consultant Stephane Derenoncourt does a lot of work with the lees and minimal racking here). At once fruity and solid, finishing with ripe, granular tannins.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
This deliciously sexy, seductive style of wine from Prieure-Lichine is very much in keeping with how this wine can perform in a top vintage, offering lush fruit, sweet tannin and a silky, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel... This deliciously sexy, seductive style of wine from Prieure-Lichine is very much in keeping with how this wine can perform in a top vintage, offering lush fruit, sweet tannin and a silky, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel with notes of flowers, blue, red and black fruits, some underbrush and loamy soil nuances. Suave, round and juicy, this wine has reached its mature period, and should stay there for at least another 5-10+ years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JJB 91
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2006
Dark purple not very opaque. Sweet blackberry coffee eucalyptus and verbena on the nose. Dark roasted coffee on the front of the palate. Strong tannic structure. Tart with and acidic cherry finish.