Original
65 Ratings
Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux

Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

MargauxBordeauxFrance

Winemaker's Notes

(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.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 109 on Feb-97
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/98
  • 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)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/01.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/91