drink-now2016 Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac

Product: 2016-0750-00-1015812
  • Antonia Galloni, Vinous
  • James Suckling
  • The Wine Advocate
  • Ready, but will keep


The 2016 Les Tourelles de Longueville is a blend of 58% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot (from young vines that are destined to go into the Grand Vin one day, according to Christian Seely), matured in 30% new oak for 12 months. It offers a mixture of red and black fruit on the nose, just a touch of melted tar with fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a powerful opening, dense black fruit tinged with graphite, a solid Deuxième Vin with a slightly aloof finish (at least at the moment). There is a pleasant graphite note lingering long on the aftertaste that completes a fine Pauillac to enjoy over the next 12-15 years. Drink 2021 - 2040

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Apr 2017)

{maturity-text}Ready, but will keep{maturity-text}
[]Antonia Galloni, Vinous:: 92/100
[]James Suckling:: 94/100 
[]The Wine Advocate:: 90-92/100 
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Bottle Price 75 cl $375