2015 Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)
Barrel 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. (RV)
A fresh and very clean red with blueberry, blackberry and dark chocolate undertones. Medium to full body, fine tannins that give a soft texture and roundness. Mostly merlot gives this a friendly style. Second wine Pichon Baron.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 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. (NM)
The 2015 Les Tourelles de Longueville offers lovely focus and intensity from start to finish. Lavender, mint, violet, spice and dark cherry nuances abound. A dollop of Petit Verdot in the blend adds aromatic brightness on the finish and a sense of direction that is impossible to miss. (AG)