Les Tourelles de Longueville Pauillac 2014


SKU 03251


Made by Pichon-Longueville-Baron, one of Bordeaux's most renowned estates, Les Tourelles de Longueville is the estate's second wine, typically made of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with small percentages of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. AXA owns some of the very finest properties in Bordeaux. The teams at these estates share a steadfast commitment to quality, manifested in the entire cycle of vineyard to bottle. The flagship estate in Bordeaux in the AXA portfolio is unquestionably Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron, which makes some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines in Bordeaux.

The 2014 is made of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Aged in 30% new barrels and 70% one year barrels. Serve with your finest steaks, roasts, hard aged cheeses and bittersweet chocolate.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Les Tourelles de Longueville
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastBarrel Sample. Named after the turrets that surmount the château of Pichon Longueville, this wine has its own dedicated portion of the vineyard. It is open, generous and full bodied. Ripe berry fruits dominate while still leaving room for the fresh acidity typical of the 2014 vintage.

Roger Voss
  • ws89-92

Wine SpectatorBright red currant and cherry fruit keeps this slightly high-pitched, while hints of savory and cassis bush fill in before an iron edge emerges on the finish. Still a touch taut, but the purity and range should win out in the end.

James Molesworth, 2015
  • wa86-88

Wine AdvocateThe Tourelles de Longueville 2014 is a blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot picked September 29-October 16. The plots selected come from Sainte-Anne, Boua and Dauprat. This is lacking a little gumption on the nose, the kind of aromatics that needs a polite kick up the backside. The palate is understated and quite elegant with racy acidity. It feels linear in the mouth, tensile, but I would look for more flesh and body to develop on the finish by the time of bottling. Hopefully, it will warrant a higher score then.

Neal Martin, April 2015