Chateau Margaux   Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux

2005 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux

By Chateau Margaux

2005 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux from Chateau Margaux, Margaux, Bordeaux

The 2005 vintage from Bordeaux has been widely acclaimed and amongst its fortunate yield, the 2005 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux from Chateau Margaux is a true standout. This red wine, as sophisticated investors are well aware, represents the exceptional second label of the laudable estate. A progeny of an almost mythical growing season, this vintage is enthralling aficionados and collectors alike. In essence, it is Bordeaux's own verse in the poetry of oenology for that year.


A Connoisseur’s Companionship: Ageing with Grace and Potential

At its birth, 2005 bestowed upon this Margaux a quietly confident structure and a profoundly vivid palette of flavours that have matured with an almost sagacious dignity. Elegance is threaded throughout this wine's being; encapsulated in a nose that unfurls with dark berries and violets, while whispers of oak and tobacco offer a compelling backdrop.

Definitively, it is the palate where the 2005 vintage articulates its distinctiveness – a lyrical balance between power and poise. It is tannic, yet time has polished these to a sheen matched only by the smoothness of silk. Currants and cherries dance amidst earthier undertones, suggesting botanical nuances that genuinely resonate with Margaux's terroir-driven ethos.


Investment Worthy: The Rise of Secondary Labels

The market dynamism surrounding fine wines from hallowed vintages like 2005 makes vintages such as the Pavillon Rouge investment-worthy. The growing esteem for such bottlings compliments one's portfolio as much as it does one's cellar or dining table. Its secondary label status belies a wine that many a Chateau would proudly boast as their premier cuvée.

In this vintage, Chateau Margaux has tenderly curated a composite of their esteemed terroir; a testimony to the team's viticultural expertise and vinification acumen. This bottle not only holds liquid history but also bears the potential for gratifying maturation – an attribute held in high regard by investors and connoisseurs alike.

In closing, to sample the 2005 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux is to engage with one of Bordeaux's most hallowed years through the lens of a Chateau that effortlessly maintains its mythos. Without question, this wine belongs thoughtfully ensconced in your collection – as both an emotional investment and a tributary to the splendour of vinous craft.

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More Merlot than usual (48 percent). Limpid purple garnet hue. Almost opaque. Just that gorgeous Margaux nose: violets, blackcurrant, just brilliant definition (and this is the second wine?) Blueberry coming through, a little more cassis. Firm tannins, again wonderful definition and focus. More dense than previous year, very good weight with a strong, blackberry, cedary finish. Lots of freshness on the finish. Wow, a sensational Second Wine. Tasted April 2006.

Neal Martin - Wine Advocate - Wine Journal


Stylish and pure, the 2005 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux is soft and round, with a deep ruby color, silky tannins, medium body and a lush, seductive mouthfeel. It is drinking well already and should continue to do so for another 8-10 years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2015

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