(2005 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.
Abundant dark fruits on the nose: blackberries, cassis, blueberries, raspberries. Flavors of the same with excellent balance and juiciness. Medium low tannins and acids with long, smooth finish. This is an elegant, structured wine that is a true joy on the palette. Pair with red meats.
Wine Spectator(1988 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/91
Wine Advocate(1995 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 109 on Feb-97
Wine Spectator(1995 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/98
Wine Spectator(1996 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07
Wine Advocate(2000 Vintage) Rating: (89-90) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 134 on Apr-01