2011 Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)
This is a soft wine, with dominating fruit. It has flavors of black currant and spice, firm tannins and an attractive ripe center.
Juicy and concentrated, but approachable already, with layers of plum sauce, fig paste and steeped currant, studded with bittersweet cocoa, coffee and anise details. Offers a rounded, mouthfilling finish. Drink now through 2020. (Web Only-2014)
60% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. 50% new oak. Rich plummy fruit but there's fresh cassis too. Coffee as it opens up. Tightly wound but with flesh enfolding the frame. Firm, rounded tannins, none of the dusty dryness of some in this vintage. With a fresh juicy and long finish. 17/20 points. Drink 2018 to 2028.
A 2011 with polished, pretty tannins and attractive currant and berry character. Medium to full body. Bright finish. Second wine of Pichon Baron. Better in 2017.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A juicy second wine, the 2011 Les Tourelles de Longueville is fleshy and succulent, but not terribly complex. It offers plenty of fruit, medium body and no hard edges. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(60% merlot, 28% cabernet franc, 10% cabernet sauvignon and 2% petit verdot; 50% new oak): Ruby-red. Aromas of red cherry, coffee and forest floor. Enters sweet and ripe, then shows meatier flavors of dark berries and smoky plum. The moderately long finish shows very fine tannins.
The second wine of Château Pichon-Longueville Baron.