(JS=96) Some very ripe dark-plum aromas with a wealth of sweet spices and earthy notes. The palate has an impressively rich, suave and smooth core of black fruit with a powerful palate that delivers concentrated and intense structure. This is superb Margaux. Try from 2022. (AG=95) The 2015 Prieur__-Lichine has really come together over the last two years. Sumptuous, bold and racy, with no hard edges or angular contours, the 2015 is all class. The purity of the flavors is striking. Bright floral and spice notes perk up the red stone fruit nicely in this sensual, silky Margaux. All the elements simply fall into place. This is the first vintage St__phane Derenoncourt and his team made in the new cellar. In 2015 Prieur__-Lichine, is a total knock-out. Don't miss it. (WS=92) A fleshy, seductive, fruit-driven style, featuring layers of warm fig, boysenberry and blackberry compote gliding along. Lovely black tea and licorice notes gild the finish, with a flash of very fine-grained alder weaving in as well. Shows good latent depth here despite the forward style, so no rush at all. Best from 2022 through 2035. 17,500 cases made. (RP=89) The 2015 Prieure-Lichine felt a little stubborn on the nose and the fruit was difficult to eke out. It did not quite display the flow of its peers but it may be a case of bottle shock? The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, solid black fruit infused with graphite and plenty of tobacco, while the finish just lacks a little flair. I would have just liked to see more excitement here.