Chateau Prieure-Lichine 1986
A vintage that celebrated the thirty-fifth harvest for the late Alexis Lichine, this wine has turned out very impressively. The wine still has a dark garnet color with only a bit of lightening at the edge. The wine exhibits notes of mineral, smoked herbs, and sweet red and black currant fruits in addition to a hint of licorice. The wine is medium-bodied, very concentrated for a Prieure-Lichine, with surprising muscle and tannic power.
Winespectator / James Suckling (92)
Very ripe and concentrated, perfumy and generous with cassis, chocolate and cedar aromas and flavors, yet neither heavy nor powerful. Actually, it's q uite gentle and supple.