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Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux

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2023
93
Flowers, and spice, along with black cherries, tobacco wrapper, and plums spring from the glass. Elegant, refined, soft-textured, and fresh, the silky-textured, cherries are vibrant, bright, and lifted, with length, and purity. The wine was made from blending 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. 13.3% ABV. Drink from 2027-2043. 92-94 Pts.

Flowers, and spice, along with black cherries, tobacco wrapper, and plums spring from the glass. Elegant, refined, soft-textured, and fresh, the silky-textured, cherries are vibrant, bright, and lifted, with length, and purity. The wine was made from blending 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. 13.3% ABV. Drink from 2027-2043. 92-94 Pts.

1,146 Views   Tasted
2022
94
Opening with its bouquet of flowers, it is impossible not to notice the spicy red and black fruits in the nose and on the palate. Concentrated, elegant and fresh, with vibrancy, and creaminess in the textures on the palate. The finish shows intensity and lift in the black raspberries, cherries and red plums with a touch of pepper and paprika on the back end of the finish. The wine was made from blending 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, 14.8% ABV. Drink from 2025-2040. 93-95 Pts.

Opening with its bouquet of flowers, it is impossible not to notice the spicy red and black fruits in the nose and on the palate. Concentrated, elegant and fresh, with vibrancy, and creaminess in the textures on the palate. The finish shows intensity and lift in the black raspberries, cherries and red plums with a touch of pepper and paprika on the back end of the finish. The wine was made from blending 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, 14.8% ABV. Drink from 2025-2040. 93-95 Pts.

4,536 Views   Tasted
2021
92
Flowers and black raspberries with touches of spice and herbs create the nose. On the palate, the wine is elegant, forward, vibrant and refined with a touch of juicy plums in the finish, You can enjoy The wine was made from blending 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, 13.1% ABV. Drink from 2023-2035. 91-93

Flowers and black raspberries with touches of spice and herbs create the nose. On the palate, the wine is elegant, forward, vibrant and refined with a touch of juicy plums in the finish, You can enjoy The wine was made from blending 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, 13.1% ABV. Drink from 2023-2035. 91-93

2,602 Views   Tasted
2020
95
Flowers, incense, cherries, and licorice aromas create the nose. Supple, fresh, and lush, with silky tannins, and layers of sweet, ripe, elegant, red berries that leave a lasting impression. The end note is fresh, balanced, long, and pure. The wine was made by blending 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2045.

Flowers, incense, cherries, and licorice aromas create the nose. Supple, fresh, and lush, with silky tannins, and layers of sweet, ripe, elegant, red berries that leave a lasting impression. The end note is fresh, balanced, long, and pure. The wine was made by blending 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2045.

1,899 Views   Tasted
Right off the bat you find an array of flowers before moving on to the ripe, red berries, dark pit fruits, black plums and earthy nuances. Refined, elegant, soft and supple, there is freshness and purity to the fruits, along with length and precision on the palatemaking this a contender for the finest vintage of Pavillon Rouge that has been produced yet. Give this 5-7 years of age and enjoy it over the following 15 years or so. The wine was made from blending 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2 Cabernet Franc. 94-96 Pts

Right off the bat you find an array of flowers before moving on to the ripe, red berries, dark pit fruits, black plums and earthy nuances. Refined, elegant, soft and supple, there is freshness and purity to the fruits, along with length and precision on the palatemaking this a contender for the finest vintage of Pavillon Rouge that has been produced yet. Give this 5-7 years of age and enjoy it over the following 15 years or so. The wine was made from blending 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2 Cabernet Franc. 94-96 Pts

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2019
93
Flowers, cherries and plums are the first things you notice before you get into all that silky, elegant, refined layers of ripe red, sweet, lifted fruits. Medium-bodied, elegant, luscious and fresh, this is a gorgeous Pavillon Rouge that is a scaled-down version of Chateau Margaux. The wine blends 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.2% ABV. 93-95 Pts

Flowers, cherries and plums are the first things you notice before you get into all that silky, elegant, refined layers of ripe red, sweet, lifted fruits. Medium-bodied, elegant, luscious and fresh, this is a gorgeous Pavillon Rouge that is a scaled-down version of Chateau Margaux. The wine blends 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.2% ABV. 93-95 Pts

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2018
94
Elegant, refined and aromatic with easy to find notes of flowers, smoked herbs, cigar box and ripe, red fruits. Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and silky, everything feels incredibly balanced on your palate. This is going to need 3-4 years of aging before it is ready to drink. The wine was made from blending 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc, 14.5%

Elegant, refined and aromatic with easy to find notes of flowers, smoked herbs, cigar box and ripe, red fruits. Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and silky, everything feels incredibly balanced on your palate. This is going to need 3-4 years of aging before it is ready to drink. The wine was made from blending 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc, 14.5%

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Medium-bodied and elegantly styled, the wine is composed of ripe red berries, flowers and cherry pipe tobacco nuances. Silky, refined and lifted, there is more volume, density and tannins than usual here with a gorgeous purity to the fruit. This is going to need 3-4 years of aging before it is ready to drink. The wine was made from blending 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. It is hard to believe this is a second wine, as it is better than any vintage of Margaux from the 60s and 70s and with some exceptions -- the 80s! 92-94 Pts

Medium-bodied and elegantly styled, the wine is composed of ripe red berries, flowers and cherry pipe tobacco nuances. Silky, refined and lifted, there is more volume, density and tannins than usual here with a gorgeous purity to the fruit. This is going to need 3-4 years of aging before it is ready to drink. The wine was made from blending 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. It is hard to believe this is a second wine, as it is better than any vintage of Margaux from the 60s and 70s and with some exceptions -- the 80s! 92-94 Pts

5,775 Views   Tasted
2017
93
This medium-bodied wine, quite floral in nature, generates the perfect forum for the gently smoked, red fruits and pure cherry found on the nose and in the palate. The wine was made from blending 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.

This medium-bodied wine, quite floral in nature, generates the perfect forum for the gently smoked, red fruits and pure cherry found on the nose and in the palate. The wine was made from blending 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.

3,512 Views   Tasted
2016
94
Ruby red in color, this is what Japan must smell like when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Followed by an array of sweet plum and earthy notes, this medium-bodied wine is elegant and sophisticated with sweet, fresh red berries in the finish. Balance, finesse, refinement is its mantra. The wine was produced from a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, reaching 13% ABV with pH of 3.6. Of the harvest, 26% was used for Pavillon Rouge du Margaux.

Ruby red in color, this is what Japan must smell like when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Followed by an array of sweet plum and earthy notes, this medium-bodied wine is elegant and sophisticated with sweet, fresh red berries in the finish. Balance, finesse, refinement is its mantra. The wine was produced from a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, reaching 13% ABV with pH of 3.6. Of the harvest, 26% was used for Pavillon Rouge du Margaux.

6,182 Views   Tasted
2015
94
Cherries, anise, tobacco and cigar box notes rise amid a floral background to create an incredibly elegant, refined, fresh, long and sweet wine. Lift, purity of fruit, substance and length make this the best vintage of Pavillon Rouge I have ever tasted -- a testament to Paul Pontallier. The wine was produced from a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.% ABV with pH of 3.67. Of the harvest, 23% was used for Pavillon Rouge du Margaux. This wine is better than any vintage of Margaux produced in the 1970's and with 2-3 exceptions, that same thing goes for the 80's too! 93 - 95 Pts

Cherries, anise, tobacco and cigar box notes rise amid a floral background to create an incredibly elegant, refined, fresh, long and sweet wine. Lift, purity of fruit, substance and length make this the best vintage of Pavillon Rouge I have ever tasted -- a testament to Paul Pontallier. The wine was produced from a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.% ABV with pH of 3.67. Of the harvest, 23% was used for Pavillon Rouge du Margaux. This wine is better than any vintage of Margaux produced in the 1970's and with 2-3 exceptions, that same thing goes for the 80's too! 93 - 95 Pts

4,510 Views   Tasted
2014
92
Floral, with earthy, red cherries and just a hint of tobacco on the nose. In the mouth, the wine is pure, fresh, elegant and lively. Medium bodied, with lots of freshness and elegant ed cherries, a few more years will even more silky qualities to the wine.

Floral, with earthy, red cherries and just a hint of tobacco on the nose. In the mouth, the wine is pure, fresh, elegant and lively. Medium bodied, with lots of freshness and elegant ed cherries, a few more years will even more silky qualities to the wine.

4,370 Views   Tasted
Earthy red fruits, and a hint of cocoa lead you to a wine with freshness and spicy red fruits with minerality. Medium/full bodied, with elegant tannins and freshness, give this a few years to come around, as it will gain in softness and nuances.

Earthy red fruits, and a hint of cocoa lead you to a wine with freshness and spicy red fruits with minerality. Medium/full bodied, with elegant tannins and freshness, give this a few years to come around, as it will gain in softness and nuances.

4,092 Views   Tasted
Blending the sophisticated aromatics of floral, dark chocolate and fresh boysenberry, this medium-bodied wine is forward and fresh. It delivers a crisp, vigorous cassis finish and is filled with refined charm. The wine was produced from a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot and reached 13.5% ABV. 91-92 Pts

Blending the sophisticated aromatics of floral, dark chocolate and fresh boysenberry, this medium-bodied wine is forward and fresh. It delivers a crisp, vigorous cassis finish and is filled with refined charm. The wine was produced from a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot and reached 13.5% ABV. 91-92 Pts

5,394 Views   Tasted
2013
90
Medium bodied, finesse style of Margaux with a focus on its fresh, sweet, red fruits, floral charactereistics and early drinkability.

Medium bodied, finesse style of Margaux with a focus on its fresh, sweet, red fruits, floral charactereistics and early drinkability.

3,950 Views   Tasted
With earthy, floral, spearmint and black cherry aromas, the wine segues into a soft, polished texture and a forward, elegant finish brimming with black cherry and cocoa. From a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvginon, 10% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

With earthy, floral, spearmint and black cherry aromas, the wine segues into a soft, polished texture and a forward, elegant finish brimming with black cherry and cocoa. From a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvginon, 10% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

5,388 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Flowers, cherries, cocoa and smoke create the inviting nose. On the palate the wine is medium bodied, fresh, bright and crisp, with a sweet and tart, elegant black cherry finish.

Flowers, cherries, cocoa and smoke create the inviting nose. On the palate the wine is medium bodied, fresh, bright and crisp, with a sweet and tart, elegant black cherry finish.

4,823 Views   Tasted
From 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. The wine offers earth, tobacco, and cassis notes, finishing with a spicy and crunch cassis-filled finish. 88-91 Pts

From 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. The wine offers earth, tobacco, and cassis notes, finishing with a spicy and crunch cassis-filled finish. 88-91 Pts

6,376 Views   Tasted
2011
90
Blending 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Franc and 2% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV. The wine represents 28% of the harvest. More of the wine was relegated to the third and fourth wines of Margaux. The wine opens with floral, black raspberry, mocha and earthy scents. Medium-bodied, with soft, fresh red berries, the wine ends with sweet cassis and cherry. 89-91 Pts

Blending 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Franc and 2% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV. The wine represents 28% of the harvest. More of the wine was relegated to the third and fourth wines of Margaux. The wine opens with floral, black raspberry, mocha and earthy scents. Medium-bodied, with soft, fresh red berries, the wine ends with sweet cassis and cherry. 89-91 Pts

7,995 Views   Tasted
2010
92
Already drinking well, with its sensuous textures and layers of sweet, ripe fruits, the wine is clean, fresh, rich and even sexy. It’s amazing to consider, but this second wine of Margaux is better than any wine produced in the 1960’s, 1970’s and for several vintages made in the 80’s as well. In part, some of this is due to the creation of the new third wine, Margaux de Margaux, which affords this wine a much better selection.

Already drinking well, with its sensuous textures and layers of sweet, ripe fruits, the wine is clean, fresh, rich and even sexy. It’s amazing to consider, but this second wine of Margaux is better than any wine produced in the 1960’s, 1970’s and for several vintages made in the 80’s as well. In part, some of this is due to the creation of the new third wine, Margaux de Margaux, which affords this wine a much better selection.

10,149 Views   Tasted
With a perfume filled with roses, chocolate, blackberry and licorice, the wine feels sauvé in texture. This round, fresh, cassis and black cherry filled wine offers a lot of Margaux character and charm. 92-94 Pts

With a perfume filled with roses, chocolate, blackberry and licorice, the wine feels sauvé in texture. This round, fresh, cassis and black cherry filled wine offers a lot of Margaux character and charm. 92-94 Pts

4,590 Views   Tasted
Pavillon du Rouge Smoke, cassis, oak and violets, this wine combines delicate textures, with sweet, soft berries, black and red fruits and silky tannins make up this charming Margaux. 91-93 Pts

Pavillon du Rouge Smoke, cassis, oak and violets, this wine combines delicate textures, with sweet, soft berries, black and red fruits and silky tannins make up this charming Margaux. 91-93 Pts

4,421 Views   Tasted
2009
92
Silky and seductive, from a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, this ripe, fresh wine features supple tannins and a sweet, lush, blackberry, plum and spice filled finish. Enjoy it now, or over next 10-15 years.

Silky and seductive, from a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, this ripe, fresh wine features supple tannins and a sweet, lush, blackberry, plum and spice filled finish. Enjoy it now, or over next 10-15 years.

7,575 Views   Tasted
2007
88
With a developed character, starting with the color, you can easily sense the earthy, herbal, secondary characteristics. Slightly past full maturity, the wine is soft, almost, almost light actually. There is still some fruit remaining in the finish, but if you holding any, you are best advised to drink up, before the remaining fruit fades.

With a developed character, starting with the color, you can easily sense the earthy, herbal, secondary characteristics. Slightly past full maturity, the wine is soft, almost, almost light actually. There is still some fruit remaining in the finish, but if you holding any, you are best advised to drink up, before the remaining fruit fades.

4,655 Views   Tasted
2006
90
Light aromas of cherry blossom, earth and kirsch attract you to the medium bodied, elegant, finesse styled, red berry wine. This is ready for prime time drinking.

Light aromas of cherry blossom, earth and kirsch attract you to the medium bodied, elegant, finesse styled, red berry wine. This is ready for prime time drinking.

3,551 Views   Tasted
With a developed character, you can see this in the color, on the palate and in the nose, the wine is soft, elegant and refined, medium bodied, on the fresh, subtle side of the style range. This is probably drinking at peak and while there is no real hurry to drink it, there is no reason to age it any longer either.

With a developed character, you can see this in the color, on the palate and in the nose, the wine is soft, elegant and refined, medium bodied, on the fresh, subtle side of the style range. This is probably drinking at peak and while there is no real hurry to drink it, there is no reason to age it any longer either.

3,149 Views   Tasted
2005
90
Soft, smooth and ready for prime time, with its elegant, fresh, cherries, floral and earthy profile.

Soft, smooth and ready for prime time, with its elegant, fresh, cherries, floral and earthy profile.

7,535 Views   Tasted
Floral, dark cherry, earth and tobacco notes open to a ready to drink, fresh, soft textured Margaux wine that focuses on elegance and early drinkability. This is a very successful, second wine.

Floral, dark cherry, earth and tobacco notes open to a ready to drink, fresh, soft textured Margaux wine that focuses on elegance and early drinkability. This is a very successful, second wine.

8,662 Views   Tasted
2004
89
Medium bodied, fully mature, with soft, delicate textures, sweet black cherries, floral and cigar box notes, this is a not a wine to age for further development.

Medium bodied, fully mature, with soft, delicate textures, sweet black cherries, floral and cigar box notes, this is a not a wine to age for further development.

3,415 Views   Tasted
2000
88
Soft, approachable, medium bodied and already open, this is a lighter style of Margaux that can be enjoyed today.

Soft, approachable, medium bodied and already open, this is a lighter style of Margaux that can be enjoyed today.

9,976 Views   Tasted
1996
88
Fully developed, the secondary notes of tobacco leaf, kirsch, spice and cedar are easy to find. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, and shows notes of green herbs and leaf, along with the light, red cherries. Better on the nose than the palate, this needs to be consumed sooner than later, to retain the remainder of the fruit.

Fully developed, the secondary notes of tobacco leaf, kirsch, spice and cedar are easy to find. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, and shows notes of green herbs and leaf, along with the light, red cherries. Better on the nose than the palate, this needs to be consumed sooner than later, to retain the remainder of the fruit.

4,543 Views   Tasted