(From 1998 Vintage) Time-honored techniques still prevail here. Grapes are manually harvested and sorted. The wine is fermented in oak vats and aged in Tronçais oak barrels as for the first wine. In general, though, Pavillon Rouge is bottled three to four months earlier than Château Margaux.
Wine Spectator(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/01.
Wine Advocate(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: (89-90) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 134 on Apr-01
Wine Spectator(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2003
Robert Parker(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2003
Decanter(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Very good colour, lovely nose showing ripe fruit and full, but restrained maturity, tight, well-knit tannins, very elegant and long. Described by Paul Pontallier as 'tres chic'. Very good. (Tasted en primeur)