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2019 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux

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2019 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux from Chateau Margaux, Margaux, Bordeaux

The 2019 vintage in Bordeaux offered a fascinating study in the intersection of terroir and climatic dexterity, with Chateau Margaux once again asserting its storied history through the remarkable release of the 2019 Pavillon Rouge. This vintage follows Chateau Margaux's centuries-old tradition of elegance and balance but stands apart due to the climatic conditions that allowed for such expression.


A Vintage Shaped by Nature's Grace

It was a year blessed by the heavens, where the vagaries of Bordeaux weather conspired to provide near-ideal conditions. The tempering influence of moderate summer heat and timely rainfall culminated in a harvest that presents investors with a blend of immediate charm and definitive ageing potential. The result is an intricate tapestry of olfactory delights and palate pleasures, unlike its brethren from recent years.


Artisanship Meets Favourable Skies

Winemaking at Chateau Margaux has always been an artful dance between human touch and nature's hand, and the 2019 Pavillon Rouge is a classic rendition of this harmony. The impeccable timing of the winemakers in capturing the phenolic ripeness ensures that this investment-grade wine shines with complexity and finesse.

The 2019 pour reveals an opulent array of blackcurrant and ripe cherries nuanced by wisps of violet and a subtle clove undertone, born from estate's deft barrel ageing regiment. On the palate, it unfolds with structured tannins that speak promises of longevity while maintaining a fresh allure that captures the essence of its vintage singularity.


Soliciting the Discerning Investor

In the realm of fine wine investment, seeking singular vintages that rise above their acclaimed heritage is paramount. The 2019 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux offers such an opportunity - it's a paragon of judicious viticulture met with fortuitous seasonal progression. As it matures, one can anticipate its already formidable character to become even more distinguished. With proper cellarage, it will undoubtedly emerge as a benchmark against which other offerings from the esteemed Margaux region will be judged.

For enthusiasts and investors alike, this vinous jewel stands as evidence of Bordeaux's continued relevance and Chateau Margaux's unwavering commitment to crafting wines that resonate with eloquence across vintages. A symbiosis of environment and expertise has led to this creation, which undoubtedly deserves a place in any curated portfolio or cellar collection.

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The 2019 Pavillon Rouge is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, accounting for 47% of the crop. The alcohol came in at 14.2%, the IPT was 75, and the pH was 3.66. Deep garnet-purple in color, it begins a little closed and broody, soon unfurling to offer notes of tar, black licorice, cracked peppercorns and woodsmoke over a core of Morello cherries, boysenberries and warm cassis plus an earthy touch of forest floor. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant, refreshing and wonderfully refined, with beautifully ripe, plush tannins and impressive freshness lifting the black fruit and earthy layers with a long finish. It should age beautifully!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 18 June 2020

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