Mainly Merlot from the Ste-Anne parcel of the second growth, designed for relatively early drinkability but sold on the basis it will still be good in 2030. Healthy evolved mid to dark garnet. Easy-peasy wine with a hint of tea leaf, lots of fruit and not much tannin or acidity. Obviously well-made wine from well-grown fruit. Just not as ambitious and concentrated as the grand vin. Nice wine but I suspect you could find a better buy without too much trouble.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2030
The 2015 Les Tourelles de Longueville has a crisp, fresh bouquet of leafy red fruit that feels quite fragrant and graceful. The fresh palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, fine acidity and hints of white pepper on the aftertaste. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
Robert Parker 90
The 2015 Les Tourelles de Longueville is a blend of 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot that will be aged in 70% one-year-old barrels and 30% new wood. Harvest was between 18 September and 9 October, the fruit mainly from the "Sainte-Anne" terroir. It has a winsome bouquet in the making, almost Margaux-like with its hints of wilted violet petals coming through. The oak is nicely integrated here, as it is on the palate, medium-bodied with fine, saturated tannin, well-judged acidity and impressive depth on the tensile finish. An impressive Les Tourelles that, as always, has one eye on commercial appeal.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2038