Prieuré-Lichine 2009 draws attention with perfect weather conditions showing already in the summer. Long, meticulous vinifications allowed for the perfect combination of round and opulent expressions from the Merlot with elegant structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon. Fleshy, voluptuous, and intense fruits flavours lead to a phenomenally balanced finish. Prieuré-Lichine 2009 is promised for outstanding ageing potential.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The soft, sexy 2009 exhibits a dense plum/purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of raspberries, black cherries, black currants, smoke and forest floor. Opulent and round with an attractive viscosity as well as outstanding purity, depth and length, it should drink well for two decades. While not one of the longest lived wines of the vintage, it is among the most precocious, flattering and charming at present.