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.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2035
Robert Parker 90
The 2015 Château Le Prieuré is more understated on the nose than its peers – gentle raspberry coulis and wild strawberry scents furnished a touch of fig. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin. There is a lucidity to this Saint Émilion, a brightness and vivacity, and it comes armed with plenty of energy and a finish that suggests a prosperous future. This is an excellent Château Le Prieuré from the Guichard family and I might head for this rather than their Pomerol, Vray Croix de Gay this year.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2045