1988 Chateau Prieure Lichine 
Margaux, Bordeaux, France
 
WB Rating: 90

 
Alcohol by volume: 12.0%
Price at time of purchase: $0.00 (Library Selection)
 
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Bordeaux blend

We've tasted this wine several times over the past 10 years. Remarkably, the bottle sampled in October, 2011 was easily the best. Deep red-purple in color with only the slightest lightening at the edges and no amber color. Forward, classic, fruit-dominated, complex aromas hightlighted by dark currants and black cherries, charcoal, earth, and only a touch of aged cedar. Beautifully balanced and with an astonishing feeling of freshness and depth for a 23 year old Margaux that doesn't have a reputation for longevity. Many thanks to friend B. Perkins for sharing this great wine. - HK 2011-10-29

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