Alexis Lichine

Château Prieuré-Lichine

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

2019 vintage. Not as immediately opulent as the 2015-2018 vintages and possesses more punch than the 2020 vintage. Medium-heavy body. Think darker fruits and baking chocolate vs ripe fruits, smoke and newish oak that jumped out 2015-2018. Drinking beautifully now but 3-4 in the bottle will thin out the body and make it a better food matchup. More than a little reminiscent of Lafon-Rochet from St. Estèphe. BTG now tho as a pop and pour, it doesn't suck. 3.26.24. — a month ago

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Domaine du Grand Tinel

Alexis Establet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

Rhonda's second favorite Chateau nerf de Pape (which she found in the village) — 8 months ago

Swanson Vineyards

Alexis Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2005


Ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Beautiful nose of black currants, blackberries, blueberries, dried figs, raisins, light oak, licorice, light tobacco, light earth, chocolates, eucalyptus, light vegetables, herbs, wildflowers, cola and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, figs, dried fruits, coffee, light cedar, tobacco, chocolates, cola, vanilla, licorice, spices, light earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This gorgeous 18 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is drinking beautifully now.

This is a great surprise, as the cork totally crumbled, and I expected the worst, but it really delivered.

Shows nice balance, and great complexity with a velvety mouthfeel.

Easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. As it opens up, tannins come in (45 minutes), and make it more structured and interesting.

A great sipping wine to have all by itself and talk about. The nose is just gorgeous.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

— a year ago

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Stephen Redenbaugh

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What a great review…Marco Cappelli made that wine…happy to see it’s still alive and well. Don’t think they ever got the respect they earned.

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Château d'Esclans

Domaines Sacha Lichine Rock Angel Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2018

Joe Carroll

A bit Hamptonsy but 6 years old, fresh and loaded with cherry — a month ago

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Sacha Lichine

The Pale Rosé Blend

In spite of its Deceptively Fru Fru label, this is a very credible Provence Rose, with all the attributes of a Rose from that region. Crisp, dry with a hint of sweetness; the color of salmon and a taste of citrus. Drank in October 2023. Easy to drink and pairs well with a variety of food. — 6 months ago

Château Baret

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 vintage. A blend of Merlot (76%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%). Owned by the Ballande family (also Prieuré-Lichine and Villa Bel Air). Amazing value! — a year ago

Domaine Alexis de Benoist

La Sagesse du Jesune Homme Gamay Noir 2014

A solid Beaujolais-Village, bearing the stigma of the beautiful Beaujolais wines. Tiled ruby color, of a certain concentration. Superb open nose, between candied red fruits (cherry, strawberry), dried floral bouquet (Pink, peony, iris), white pepper, and notes of aerial evolution tending towards truffle, medley, nail polish. Close to a Burgundy in more airy and more floral. Fine and final body on vivacity. Beautiful nobility, superb for its price. Drink a little refreshed.

Un Beaujolais-Village solide, portant les stigmates des beaux crus du Beaujolais.
Robe rubis tuilée, d’une concentration certaine. Superbe nez ouvert, entre fruits rouges confiturés (cerise, fraise), bouquet floral séché (Rose, pivoine, iris), poivre blanc, et notes d’évolution aérienne tendant vers la truffe, pot-pourri, vernis à ongle. Proche d’un Bourgogne en plus aérien et plus floral. Corps fin et finale sur la vivacité. Belle noblesse, superbe pour son prix. À boire un peu rafraîchi.
— 2 years ago

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Alexis Hudon

Matouse Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Rich mouthfeel and I would say atypical for a sauvignon blanc. As such, it definitely fits in my wheelhouse. — 2 months ago

Château Prieuré-Lichine

Confidences de Prieuré-Lichine Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Surprisingly good for a second wine in an tricky vintage. Gorgeous nose has cedar, roasted peanuts, cassis, purple florals, warm gravel. Nose whack of flavor up front, then lightens up as the palate progresses. A bit of gritty tannin in the finish. Would I prefer a bit more concentration and length? Sure. But this is quite nice. — 7 months ago

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Alexis Hudon

La Charge 2020

Crisp with mineral tones - awesome with burgers. Perfect bubbles. Jess wants a 6 pack from BP. — a year ago