Pichon Baron de Longueville
Les Tourelles de Longueville
This majestic estate was founded in the late 17th century. In 1850 the property was divided in two parcels. Baron Raoul Pichon de Longueville’s section became the Pichon Baron estate. The second section belonged to his three sisters and became Pichon Comtesse. In 1987 the estate was bought by AXA Millesimes, whose aim was to enable great wines from the vineyards with a glorious past to achieve their full potential.
Chateau Pichon Baron de Longueville:
Exotic blackberry and boysenberry compote. With a very high concentration of Cabernet Sauvignon (87%) this wine has a beautiful bouquet that leaps out of the glass with crème de cassis fruit and classic Pauillac notes of graphite and pipe tobacco. It is dense and concentrated with layers of black fruit, minerality and spiciness, but still possesses incredible balance that finishes with finely integrated tannins that give it a silky texture. This wine will provide enjoyment for decades to come.
Les Tourelles de Longueville:
Deep purple-black in color. On the nose there is plum, blackberry, loamy earth, pencil lead, black licorice and a hint of pepper. This wine has weight and is mouth-filling with chewy tannins. The finish is long with an earthiness that sails through to the end. This is a seductive Pauillac.
By Perry Miroballi