Les Tourelles de Longueville 1990

Les Tourelles de Longueville is the second wine of Chateau Pichon Longueville (Baron).  I picked up the 1990 for a bargain price of about $60: quite a find I thought.  The wine?  I smelt the cork - something wasn't quite right - it wasn't obviously cork tainted, but then it did smell an awful lot like the cork itself - unusual.  But I pushed on - it might be okay.  An aroma of wood, blackcurrants and dried herbs.  Hmm wood, not so good - nor a typical descriptor.  The palate showed some real length, some sweet spiced berries, but again that taste wouldn't go away.  The wood then started to smell a little mouldy at the end.  As you can see, I really wished this were otherwise, but this wine was corked, not badly, but enough to mean I couldn't go on with it.

Abv: 13%
Price: $60
Website: http://www.pichonlongueville.com
February 5, 2011

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