Chateau Margaux   Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux

2020 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux

By Chateau Margaux

2020 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux, Margaux, Bordeaux

The 2020 vintage of the esteemed 2020 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux from Chateau Margaux displays a profundity that commands admiration; it is a statement of the unique conditions faced by the region's vignerons. In a year marked by climatic challenges, this wine captures the essence of resilience and charm inherent to Bordeaux's Margaux appellation.

 

Vintage Virtuosity: Nature's Narrative in a Bottle

The narrative of 2020 in Bordeaux is one of unforeseen contrasts, with early bud break and a blend of drought and optimal ripening periods culminating in wines with an abundance of ripe tannins alongside fresh acidity. It is this climatic paradox that imparts the 2020 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux with its distinctive personality: an inviting tapestry woven with threads of climate-induced concentration and aromatic complexity.

 

Viticultural Valour: Gauging the Gustatory Grandeur

A tasting reveals how the vineyard's meticulously careful cultivation has resulted in a harmonious balance between power and elegance—a hallmark of Chateau Margaux. The palate is graced by silky textures and a layered delivery of dark fruits mingled with subtle spices from well-judged oak influence. This is a wine that speaks confidently of its provenance yet whispers hauntingly of the vintage's singularity.

The 2020 production reflects astute winemaking and vineyard management, ensuring that the investment potential of this vintage remains as alluring as its taste. The capacity for maturation suggests a promising future for collectors and enthusiasts alike seeking to enrich their cellars with a powerful yet poised Margaux classic.

In conclusion, the 2020 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux offers an unequivocal reflection of an extraordinary year. Its climatic evolution etched into every sip, it stands proudly within the pantheon of impeccable vintages from Chateau Margaux that provide both drinking pleasure and wise investment—attributes that will undeniably resonate with oenophiles and investors who have followed the storied lineage of wines from this illustrious estate.

Current market price

$2,580.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

119.23

Scores and tasting notes

92-94

The 2020 Pavillon Rouge is composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The alcohol weighs in at 13.6%. Deep purple-black in color, the nose slowly unfurls to reveal gorgeous floral notes of lilacs and red roses, leading to a core of blackcurrant cordial, Morello cherries and minted blackberries, plus wafts of crushed rocks, forest floor and tilled loam. The medium to full-bodied palate is a mouthful of pure vinous seduction, slowly releasing layers of perfumed black fruits and mineral accents within a frame of achingly plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length and a whole array of fragrant earth sparks.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 20 May 2021

Vintage performance