2000 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux
By Chateau Margaux
2000 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux from Chateau Margaux, Margaux, Bordeaux
In the pantheon of Bordeaux's secondary labels, the 2000 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux from Chateau Margaux holds a privileged position. Born from a stellar vintage that left its blessed imprint across the region, this wine presents an investment opportunity draped in exquisiteness.
A Vintage That Shaped a Millennium
As we embarked on a new millennium, Bordeaux gifted us with climatic benevolence; the balance of warmth, light, and rain was impeccable. In particular, the Margaux appellation harnessed this serendipity with singular deftness, crafting wines of profound elegance—the 2000 Pavillon Rouge being a testament to such mastery.
An Assemblage Par Excellence
The assemblage of this vintage reflects judicious selection; a poised blend predominantly featuring Cabernet Sauvignon punctuated with Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. The result is a symphony where each varietal sings harmoniously, anchored by the gravitas of Cabernet Sauvignon's structure. The 2000 harvest yielded fruit that was not just ripe but insightful—imbued with the foresight of excellent ageing potential.
The wine itself parades a robe of deep garnet and an aristocratic bouquet rich in blackcurrant, underlain by subtle hints of tobacco and violets. Integration is the watchword as tertiary notes skilfully interlace with well-resolved tannins in a display both energetic and refined. On the palate, it delivers an ensemble of dark fruits and earthy truffle tones that have matured into an opulent yet sophisticated finish—a hallmark of Chateau Margaux's vinous craftsmanship.
Investors seeking a centrepiece for their collection need look no further than this outstanding vintage; its prestige is encapsulated not just in its provenance but in its remarkable journey through two decades, showcasing Bordeaux's unmistakable penchant for creating timeless works of oenological art.
A Resonant Conclusion
To conclude, the 2000 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux exemplifies the harmony between climatic grace and human expertise. It has blossomed magnificently into a vintage that not only underscores the enological prowess at Chateau Margaux but also sets it as one of the benchmarks for fine wine investors looking to cast their nets into the illustrious waters of Bordeaux's 2000 vintage—distinguished terroir and exquisite maturity coalesce here, promising both delight for connoisseurs and fortitude in investment portfolios.
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Scores and tasting notes
The 2000 Pavillon Rouge, exhibits a medium/dark ruby color with some lightening at the edge, notes of cedar, spice box, black cherries, and currants in very evolved style at full maturity. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2010