2016 Le Prieure Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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DC 95 JS 93 JL 93
DC 95

Decanter, July 2021

The 2016 has all the ingredients for the long haul. The colour is dark to the rim, the nose restrained but serious and intense, the palate structured and harmonious (despite the alcohol). There's a huge charge of very...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

Attractive red plums and roasting herbs with a stony and quite grainy edge. The palate has a punchy and grainy core of rich, dense tannins. Assertive, clear-cut finish. A blend of 80 per cent merlot and 20 per cent...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2019

Silky, vibrant, fresh and showing a beautiful assemblage of flowers, cherries, rocks and licorice, the wine is sweet, pure and lively. For the time being, this is still a hidden gem, I suspect that will change with...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2016
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2016 Le Prieure, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the renowned Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine is a true masterpiece, offering a sensory experience that is sure to captivate even the most discerning palates.

With an alcohol percentage of 14.5%, this wine boasts a deep and enchanting red hue that immediately catches the eye. As you bring the glass to your nose, a symphony of aromas unfolds. The fragrant bouquet reveals attractive red plums and roasting herbs, accompanied by a distinct stony and grainy edge. It is a sensory journey that transports you to the sun-kissed vineyards of Saint Emilion.

On the palate, the 2016 Le Prieure reveals its true character. A punchy and grainy core of rich, dense tannins takes center stage, creating a velvety texture that envelops the mouth. This wine is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship of its producers, Le Prieure. Comprised of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the blend showcases the harmonious marriage of these varietals.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 93 points. He praises its assertive and clear-cut finish, acknowledging its potential for further aging. Another esteemed critic, Decanter, bestowed a remarkable score of 95 points upon this vintage. They highlight its dark color, restrained yet intense nose, and the structured and harmonious palate that combines power and finesse.

Silky, vibrant, and fresh, the 2016 Le Prieure is a hidden gem that is destined to shine. Wine expert Jeff Leve recognizes its beauty, noting the beautiful assemblage of flowers, cherries, rocks, and licorice. He predicts that this wine will gain even more recognition with time.

Indulge in the allure of the 2016 Le Prieure, a wine that encapsulates the essence of Bordeaux and the artistry of winemaking. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, this Bordeaux Blend promises an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impression.