Les Tourelles de Longueville Pauillac 2010

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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.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Les Tourelles de Longueville
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorDark, sleek and inviting, with gorgeous plum cake, fig and blackberry coulis notes mixing with melted licorice snap and tar on the finish. Not small by any stretch, with mouthwatering acidity and vivacity pulling you in now. Should develop with cellaring. Drink now through 2025.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2012
  • we92

Wine Enthusiast91-93 This has power, you can feel the alcohol from the Merlot in the blend. At the same time, the fruit drives through with great juiciness.

Roger Voss, June 25, 2011
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe second wine, the 2010 Les Tourelles de Longueville, is a gorgeous, plump, fat fruit bomb with oodles of black currants, cherries, spice box, roasted herbs and a hint of barbecue smoke. It is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and like a lot of second wines, is meant to be drunk as soon as it's released, although it's capable of lasting at least a decade or more.

Robert Parker, February 2013