2008 Les Tourelles de Longueville Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 5L
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WE 92
WE 92

Wine Enthusiast, April 2011

The second wine of Château Pichon-Longueville is soft, perfumed and delicious. It's a wine with plenty of juicy fruit, though at this stage the wood is too dominant. The finish shows a hint of spice. ROGER VOSS


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2008
Size 5L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2008 Les Tourelles de Longueville is a Bordeaux Blend wine that hails from the renowned Pauillac region in France. This exquisite red wine showcases the expertise and craftsmanship of the Les Tourelles de Longueville producer, delivering a truly exceptional tasting experience.

In the glass, this wine exhibits a deep and rich red color, enticing the senses from the start. The aroma is captivating, with a perfumed quality that immediately draws you in. Notes of juicy fruit waft from the glass, creating a tantalizing bouquet that promises a delightful tasting journey.

On the palate, the 2008 Les Tourelles de Longueville demonstrates its true potential. The wine is soft and velvety, coating the mouth with its luscious texture. The abundance of juicy fruit flavors dominates the palate, offering a delightful mix of ripe berries and plums. However, it is worth noting that at this stage, the wood is slightly overpowering, slightly masking the full expression of the fruit.

The finish of this wine is noteworthy, leaving a lasting impression. A subtle hint of spice emerges, adding an intriguing layer of complexity to the overall profile. This spice lingers on the palate, inviting you to savor the moment and contemplate the nuances of this remarkable wine.

Rated 92 points by Wine Enthusiast, the 2008 Les Tourelles de Longueville is a true testament to the quality and potential of Bordeaux Blends from the Pauillac region. While it may benefit from a few more years of aging to fully integrate the wood and allow the fruit to shine, it is already a delightful and delicious wine that deserves attention. Pair it with hearty dishes such as roasted lamb or beef stew to truly elevate your dining experience.

In conclusion, the 2008 Les Tourelles de Longueville is a wine that exemplifies the elegance and sophistication of Bordeaux. With its softness, perfumed aromas, and juicy fruit flavors, it is a wine that is both approachable and complex. Indulge in this wine and let it transport you to the picturesque vineyards of Pauillac, where tradition and passion unite to create exceptional wines.