2015 Le Prieuré
This is an estate that I often feel should be far more celebrated - you just have to take a sip of this to see why. Gourmet and enticing, it is edged by coffee grains, smoky oak and tar. I love the striking fruit on this, with its saline finish, a salty edge that gives a beautiful lift to the silky blackberries. It will age for 20 years plus, really showing the potential of the vintage. Read more
This is an estate that I often feel should be far more celebrated - you just have to take a sip of this to see why. Gourmet and enticing, it is edged by coffee grains, smoky oak and tar. I love the striking fruit on this, with its saline finish, a salty edge that gives a beautiful lift to the silky blackberries. It will age for 20 years plus, really showing the potential of the vintage.
Inviting dark violets on the nose with a fresh earthy undercurrent and intense blueberries, cassis and blackberry fruits. Some orange peel, too. The palate’s silky, smooth, supple and seamless. Superb. Drink or hold.
The 2015 Le Prieuré offers is an attractive wine with good depth and plushness. In several recent tastings, the Le Prieuré has been quite reticent, with less of the finesse and nuance it showed from barrel. It will be interesting to see if the wine is just going through a phase. Even in this somewhat less expressive, monolithic state, the 2015 has fine balance as well as potential to develop into something more.
Easily the best vintage of Le Prieure ever produced, this wine shows a silky charm, freshness in its plum and black cherry core and soft tannins in the finish.
The 2015 Le Prieure was rather animally and feral on the nose, quite savory and gourmand in style. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet tannin, chewy and maybe just a little over-extracted because I was seeking more precision and detail on the finish. I would give this three years in bottle since there is the foundation of a fine Saint-Émilion. Anticipated maturity: 2021 - 2035.
This has a broad layer of warmed fig and boysenberry puree flavors, framed by espresso and tobacco notes. Friendly and fleshy in feel, with a lingering loam echo and a nice sense of polish. Drink now through 2027. 1,449 cases made. –JM
The 2015 Château Le Prieure offers a rich, slightly rustic bouquet of dark fruits, chocolate, toasty oak, and earth, yet packs plenty of fruit and texture on the palate, with a straightforward style. It's not the most ethereal Saint-Emilion out there, but it has some charm, and I suspect will drink well for 7-8 years
Couleur sombre, intense, belle, pourpre. Nez à la fois fruité, frais et mûr. Bouche suave, particulièrement fruitée, se développant parfumée et caressante vers une longue finale à peine tannique, mais au grain fin. L'élevage pourrait le révéler. 16/20
- Producer: Chateau Le Prieuré
- Varietal: Merlot Cabernet Franc
- Region: Bordeaux
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Net volume: 750ml
- Vintage: 2015
Style GuideLight Intense
A new era for this Saint-Emilion gem In 2020, Les Terroirs de Suravenir, a subsidiary of the Arkea Credit Mutuel Group that already owns Château Calon Ségur, invested on the right bank by buying châteaux Prieuré, Vray Croix de Gay and Siaurac. True to their values, they have a long-term approach. In their ambitious development project, the teams are guided by the respect of history and the revelation of the potential of the terroir. Château Le Prieuré, an outstanding diversity Château Le Prieuré is a 6.24-hectare vineyard located immediately alongside the medieval town. Its vineyard dating back to the 16th century is located between Trottevieille, Troplong Mondot, and Pavie Macquin, above the old town, facing Ausone. The vines grow on Saint-Emilion’s limestone plateau and on the south-facing clay-limestone slopes. It is a unique and exceptional location, with panoramic views over the Dordogne valley, where several elements contribute to the site’s rich biodiversity: low stone walls, hedgerows, fruit trees, terraces, copses, etc.