Aromas of blueberries and spices with lots of fresh flowers. Full body, with a beautiful core of ripe fruit that balances beautifully with the tannins and bright acidity. A wine for the future yet so enjoyable now. Second wine of Pichon Baron.
Dark, sleek and inviting, with gorgeous plum cake, fig and blackberry coulis notes mixing with melted licorice snap and tar on the finish. Not small by any stretch, with mouthwatering acidity and vivacity pulling you in now. Should develop with cellaring. Drink now through 2025. (JM)
The second wine, the 2010 Les Tourelles de Longueville, is a gorgeous, plump, fat fruit bomb with oodles of black currants, cherries, spice box, roasted herbs and a hint of barbecue smoke. It is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and like a lot of second wines, is meant to be drunk as soon as it’s released, although it’s capable of lasting at least a decade or more. (RP)
(a 60/40 blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon): Saturated, bright ruby-red. Cassis, blueberry, tobacco leaf, licorice, graphite, violet and a superripe whiff of beefsteak tomato on the nose and palate. Sweet, concentrated and fine-grained, with nicely integrated acidity energizing this very ripe, spicy wine. Finishes with pliant dusty tannins and a lingering herbal quality.
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