Chateau Margaux   Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux

2012 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux

By Chateau Margaux

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A blend of 33% Merlot, 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the Pavillon Rouge takes time to settle down in the glass. Small dark cherries, a touch of blueberry and iodine that unfold with time. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, ripe, quite solid tannins. There is a higher density here than I expected. There is a good weight here, perhaps less expressive than previous vintages at this point with a grippy, quite powerful finish. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal May 2013


A pleasant finish of ripe tannins and fresh fruit with minerals and chocolate. Full body. Slightly hollow middle-palate.

James Suckling -, April 21st 2013


The second wine of Margaux, the Pavillon Rouge (63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot), exhibits more structure and masculinity than one normally expects. It has a deep ruby/purple color, nice floral and blackcurrant notes, some spice box, moderate tannin and medium body. This is a Pavillon Rouge that should admirably stand the test of time for 15-20 years. Its impressively long finish adds to its appeal and value. This wine will actually benefit from several years of bottle age and keep for 20 years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 April 2015

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