Chateau Le Prieure 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)

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Robert Parker
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James Suckling
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Jancis Robinson MW
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Falstaff Magazin
  • Organic
SKU
CHLL202010 UCAU
$95.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$95.00 Per item
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Since the 16th century, the Château Le Prieuré vineyard has been cultivated in the heart of Saint-Émilion. The Château Le Prieuré 2020 seduces with its complex and elegant nose marked by subtle spicy fragrances. Structured and beautifully fine, the linear palate reveals tight tannins and great liveliness, reflecting its exceptional terroir.
Since the 16th century, the Château Le Prieuré vineyard has been cultivated in the heart of Saint-Émilion. The Château Le Prieuré 2020 seduces with its complex and elegant nose marked by subtle spicy fragrances. Structured and beautifully fine, the linear palate reveals tight tannins and great liveliness, reflecting its exceptional terroir.

Scores & Reviews

93-95 / 100

Robert Parker

The 2020 Le Prieure is a blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc, with 14.3% alcohol. It is aging for an anticipated 16 months in French oak barriques, 35% new. Deep purple-black colored, it needs a little swirling and coaxing to reveal fragrant notes of lilacs, underbrush and sandalwood over a core of Morello cherries and plum preserves, plus a waft of woodsmoke. The medium to full-bodied palate has beautiful energy and tension, featuring layers of juicy red and black fruits with a plush texture, finishing long and perfumed. What a stunner!

92-93 / 100

James Suckling

A medium-bodied red with blackberry, raspberry with and orange peel. It’s polished with fine tannins. Rather creamy texture.

17 / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

More transparent crimson than most of its peers. Subtle but confident nose. Nothing obviously sweet about this. Very appetising and engaging with real 21st-century grip and authenticity. The team, led from Ch Latour in Pauillac presumably, really seem to have sprinkled some refinement magic dust on this wine. Very distinctive and much drier and less obviously tannic than most 2020 St-Émilions. I wonder whether it was picked a bit earlier? Impressive freshness and drive without notable acidity.