Les Tourelles de Longueville Pauillac 2014 (France)
Winery Notes: 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.
The 2014 is made of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Aged in 30% new barrels and 70% one year barrels. Serve with your finest steaks, roasts, hard aged cheeses and bittersweet chocolate.
Wine Enthusiast, 93 Points: “Barrel Sample. Named after the turrets that surmount the château of Pichon Longueville, this wine has its own dedicated portion of the vineyard. It is open, generous and full bodied. Ripe berry fruits dominate while still leaving room for the fresh acidity typical of the 2014 vintage."
Wine Spectator, 89-92 Points: “Bright red currant and cherry fruit keeps this slightly high-pitched, while hints of savory and cassis bush fill in before an iron edge emerges on the finish. Still a touch taut, but the purity and range should win out in the end."