Château Le Prieuré: Tasting & Drinking

While my experience with the wines of Château Le Prieuré is limited, this not exactly being the most famed of all the domaines of St Emilion, I have been struck by the robust character of the wines. The 2012, at least, was a wine marked by its tannic frame, which dominated the finish. The 2015 vintage, despite the involvement of the team from Château Latour at this time, showed a similarly solid structure, tasted not just in Bordeaux during the primeurs, but also in London a couple of months later.

The 2016 vintage seemed to me to be one of the better wines I have tasted here, in what was admittedly a good vintage for the St Emilion appellation (as was 2015, it has to be said). Tasted during a visit to Château Siaurac, with Paul Goldschmidt barely a few months before he bowed out, this wine showed very well. While undeniably glossy and concentrated, the fruit ripeness and tannic structure felt full but not overdone, the overall style quite charming. Subsequent vintages have shown well, with good results in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Let us hope this success is the shape of things to come. (7/3/18, updated 22/6/22)

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