2012 Les TOURELLES de Longueville
Pichon-Baron Bordeaux Pauillac

$38.90

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“Elevate your wine experience with the 2012 Les Tourelles de Longueville. Indulge in the classic Pauillac style crafted by the renowned Château Pichon Baron. With its rich blackcurrant notes and elegant structure, this Bordeaux is an invitation to sophistication. Secure your bottle now and savor the essence of Pauillac’s terroir in every sip.”

Volume: 750 ML | 13% ABV | Second Wine of Pichon Baron

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Wine Enthusiast – 92 Points

Barrel sample. There is a fine depth of flavor here, with solid tannins as well as ripe fruit. This second wine of Château Pichon Longueville is packed with the vintage’s hallmark of perfumed black-currant fruit. Apr/2013 —Roger Voss

Vinous – 91 Points

The 2012 Les Tourelles de Longueville is gorgeous. Powerful and deep, with a real sense of energy and overall complexity for a second wine, the Tourelles offers tons of nuance. Graphite, sage, smoke and tobacco wrap around a core of dark fruit, while hints of lavender and rose petal add aromatic nuance on the close. The 2012 is complete and very nicely done. The blend is 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The high presence of Merlot distinguishes Tourelles from the newly-introduced, Griffons, where Cabernet Sauvignon plays the leading role. Jan/2016 —Antonio Galloni

James Suckling – 91 Points

A beautiful red with chocolate, nuts and cappuccino aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, chewy and rich. Needs two or three years to soften. Triumph for the second wine of Pichon Baron for this vintage! Feb/2015 —jamessuckling.com

Description

The 2012 Les Tourelles de Longueville, a distinguished Bordeaux from the Pauillac appellation, embodies the essence of its prestigious terroir. Crafted by the renowned Château Pichon Baron, this second wine is a testament to the estate’s commitment to quality winemaking.

In the glass, the wine reveals a deep garnet hue, hinting at its concentration and aging potential. The nose is greeted by a symphony of aromas, featuring blackcurrants, cassis, and subtle cedar notes. The 2012 vintage, marked by favorable weather conditions, allowed for optimal ripening of the grapes, resulting in a wine that beautifully captures the characteristics of Pauillac.

On the palate, Les Tourelles de Longueville 2012 unfolds with elegance and structure. Ripe fruit flavors, integrated with hints of graphite and tobacco, showcase the classic Pauillac style. The well-balanced tannins provide a solid framework, promising a graceful evolution with cellaring.

As a second wine to the illustrious Château Pichon Baron, Les Tourelles exemplifies the estate’s dedication to expressing the unique terroir of Pauillac. Whether enjoyed now or allowed to mature, this Bordeaux is an invitation to savor the sophistication and complexity for which Pauillac is renowned. Secure your bottle and embark on a journey through the vineyards of Château Pichon Baron.

The illustrious history of Château Pichon Baron, synonymous with prestige and winemaking excellence, begins in the heart of Bordeaux’s Pauillac appellation. Founded in the late 17th century, the estate has witnessed centuries of winemaking evolution, passing through various hands until it came under the ownership of the renowned AXA Millésimes group in 1987.

Pichon Baron’s vineyards, boasting gravelly soils and optimal sun exposure, produce wines that embody the quintessence of Pauillac. The château is celebrated for its powerful and age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blends, particularly the Grand Vin, which exemplifies the estate’s commitment to crafting wines of immense structure and complexity.

Complementing the flagship wine is Les Tourelles de Longueville, the esteemed estate’s second wine. This range allows enthusiasts to experience the essence of Pichon Baron at a more approachable level while maintaining the hallmarks of Pauillac’s terroir.

The Les Tourelles de Longueville line, including the 2012 vintage, reflects the estate’s dedication to quality and attention to detail. These wines showcase the artistry of Pichon Baron’s winemaking team, offering a delightful journey through the nuanced expressions of Pauillac.

Today, Château Pichon Baron and Les Tourelles de Longueville stand as testaments to the enduring legacy of a Bordeaux icon. With each bottle, enthusiasts partake in a sip of history, experiencing the profound terroir and unwavering commitment to excellence that define this esteemed Pauillac estate.

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