Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2011
Tasting Notes Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2011
The Pavillon Rouge is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It has a very fine, elegant bouquet with blackberry, briary, black olive and a strong mineral content. It is finely focused, but not potent. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, tensile tannins on the entry and a core of brine-tinged black fruit. It errs towards a more masculine Pavillon than feminine, prioritizes focus over flamboyance with a tightly-wound, citric finish. This is very fine, but it will need two or three years in bottle. Tasted April 2012.
A wine with firm tannins and fresh fruit such as currants. Spicy. Full to medium body with firm, mineral tannins. It shows a salty, savory, citrus character. Lacks a bit in the middle palate. Try in 2017.