2010 Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac

SKU #1271468 92 points James Suckling

 Aromas of blueberries and spices with lots of fresh flowers. Full body, with a beautiful core of ripe fruit that balances beautifully with the tannins and bright acidity. A wine for the future yet so enjoyable now. Second wine of Pichon Baron.  (2/2013)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Dark, 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. (JM)  (3/2013)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 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. (RP)  (2/2013)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (a 60/40 blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon): Saturated, bright ruby-red. Cassis, blueberry, tobacco leaf, licorice, graphite, violet and a superripe whiff of beefsteak tomato on the nose and palate. Sweet, concentrated and fine-grained, with nicely integrated acidity energizing this very ripe, spicy wine. Finishes with pliant dusty tannins and a lingering herbal quality.  (7/2013)

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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/19/2016 | Send Email
Not a second wine, but a wine from a specific vineyard called Saint-Anne, les Tourelles is always mostly Merlot, and also always more approachable of course then the Pichon Baron, so in that sense it could be called a second wine. Beautiful flowery perfumed aromatics, along with plums, cassis, blackberries, and spices.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.


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- Pauillac is probably the most famous village in Bordeaux. Located between St. Julien and St. Estephe, it has more of the top ranked chateau than the other four appellations of the Haut Medoc. This area has three of the five premier cru classe wineries: Lafite Rothschild, Latour, and Mouton Rothschild. There are two of the top second-growths (Pichon Lalande and Pichon Baron) as well as several outstanding fourth and fifth-growth chateaux including Lynch Bages. Because of the gravely soils and great drainage, Pauillac has the ideal conditions to grow great Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines from this village are some of the longest-lived in Bordeaux.