Bordeaux Futures 2021 estimated arrival Summer 2024
92-93 points James Suckling
"A fresh and vivid PL with currant and floral character and fine tannins. Medium body. Hints of lemon rind. Bright finish. Builds at the end. Juicy. Solid."
90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2021 Prieuré-Lichine shows promise, exhibiting aromas of sweet berries, petals, loamy soil and cigar wrapper. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and seamless, with ripe tannins and a fleshy core of fruit, it's a fine-boned, nicely balanced wine that concludes with a persistent finish"
92 Jane Anson
"Attractive bright ruby in colour with violet reflections, and good purity and depth to the fruit, with concentrated damson jelly and blueberry, with an earthier cassis bud twist on the finish. The fresh acidities stop this being an exuberant and Prieuré can be in the most solar vintages, but this is charming with punch, and delivers on appellation signature. Tasted twice, 36hl/h yield. Candidate for an upscore."
"Expressive and open nose. Concentrated and lively fruit here with just a touch of smoked earth to the black cherry and blueberry fruits. Well presented, clean and crisp, this has a nice purity to the texture, smooth and sleek with juicy tannins that fill the mouth giving a mouthwatering brightness. Lots of joy to this as well as being serious with a proper backbone all the way through. I like the styling here! Feels gently decadent and confident. Refined though still with a fruity and fresh lift at the end."
89-91 Jeb Dunnuck
"Lots of violets, blue fruits, and spicy oak notes define the 2021 Château Prieuré-Lichine, which shows more red fruits and sandalwood notes with time in the glass. Medium-bodied, elegant, and pretty, it's a classic Margaux in the making that will shine for its complexity and nuance more than outright power or richness"
89-91 Neal Martin for Vinous
"The 2021 Prieuré-Lichine has an understated bouquet of slightly earthy red fruit, tobacco and sage. The taut, fresh palate is medium-bodied with a slightly angular entry and fine acidity. Not a powerful or complex Margaux, but it respects the limitations of the growing season, so there is freshness and brightness."
Important information to note:
Given the recent lifting of tariffs, 2021 Bordeaux Futures are offered assuming no charges due to tariffs. Should tariffs be in place at the time the of importation into the US, added costs as a result of the tariffs will be the responsibility of the buyer.
Shipping charges will be calculated and added at the time of delivery in the summer of 2024.