Les Tourelles de Longueville Pauillac 2015


SKU 11125


2015 is an epic vintage in the Bordeaux region of France. Made by Château Pichon-Longueville-Baron, one of Bordeaux's most renowned estates and the flagship property of AXA, Les Tourelles de Longueville is the estate's second wine, 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 2015 Tourelles has a beautiful bouquet of fresh, ripe red fruits, mocha, purple flowers and hints of spice box followed by a rich, multi-layered palate that becomes more and more silky with aeration. This is a truly e
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Les Tourelles de Longueville
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Les Tourelles de Longueville is a blend of 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot that will be aged in 70% one-year-old barrels and 30% new wood. Harvest was between 18 September and 9 October, the fruit mainly from the "Sainte-Anne" terroir. It has a winsome bouquet in the making, almost Margaux-like with its hints of wilted violet petals coming through. The oak is nicely integrated here, as it is on the palate, medium-bodied with fine, saturated tannin, well-judged acidity and impressive depth on the tensile finish. An impressive Les Tourelles that, as always, has one eye on commercial appeal. Drink 2020 - 2038. Rating 90-92

April 22, 2016
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Wine EnthusiastBarrel Sample. This Merlot-dominant wine comes from a vineyard not too far from the river. It has acidity, freshness and a soft rounded texture. The black fruit is generous, soft and opulent. There are just enough tannins to give it a great shape.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2016