Prieure Lichine have nailed the balance of all things that are great about White Bordeaux. They have also released it at a reasonable price so you can buy it and enjoy it at home. Expressive and intense nose of wet pebbles, white stone fruits, fresh citrus peel and white flowers. Palate is fresh, lively acidity is well balanced by bright fruit notes. Quite textural and finishes very long. 1/3 new oak so it has some of that flavouring too. 60% Sauvignon Blanc so it is on the fruity side.
A famous Margaux producer. Prieure Lichine Grand Vin is classified as 4th Growth. They own huge tracks of land. 77.5ha across the Margaux appellation. They have a diverse terroir range to pick from which gives them a chance to make the most of all conditions. They made 2 Margaux reds, 1 Haut Medoc Red and and 1 Bordeaux Blanc.
Situated near the Atlantic coast of France and is shaped by the Gironde, Dordogne and Garonne rivers. Cool conditions and frequent rainfall, including during harvest time, makes Bordeaux quite a marginal region with vintages frequently ruined by rain or saved from the rain at the last minute by timely sunshine.
A somewhat shy variety that is most famous for balancing Sauvignon Blancs overt tendencies in table wines and sauternes styles. It found a home in the Hunter where the early picked wines can live for 50 years.
Hero to many, weed to many more. Sauvignon Blanc sure does divide people. The pure expression of Sauvignon fruit is a stunning and exuberant array of tropical fruits with ripe herbs and plant material. It excels in the chalk, clay and sand of the Loire as well as the wonderful vineyards in Bordeaux for dry white and Sauternes production where Semillon curbs its outgoing nature.