2011 Château Prieuré-Lichine Margaux Bordeaux Red

St Barth’s Wine

Alexis Lichine was a Russian-born wine writer, salesman, and producer who played an important part in the expansion of the wine market in the United States. In the 1930s, he was hired by Frank Schoonmaker and together, they promoted the selling of Californian wines by varietal.  After World War 2, Alexis Lichine left Frank Schoonmaker’s company and begin to both import and export wine.  It was in 1951 that he both published his first book Wines of France and purchased Chateau Le Prieuré in the commune of Cantenac in Bordeaux.

2011 Prieure-Lichine, typically the quintessential feminine side of Margaux is represented by Prieure-Lichine's floral, raspberry, black cherry and currant notes intermixed with spice box are present in this deep ruby-purple colored effort.

The richness builds incrementally and becomes more impressive than it initially seems. A well-made, supple-textured, delicious 2011, it is an undeniable success for the vintage. 

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