2008 Pavillon rouge
Aromatic wine, with richness as well as soft tannins. It's quite a mouthful of explosive red berry fruits, with delicious acidity. The finish is is eas and rounded. Read more
Aromatic wine, with richness as well as soft tannins. It's quite a mouthful of explosive red berry fruits, with delicious acidity. The finish is is eas and rounded.
This is absolutely ready to drink now, showing some lovely perfume that runs through the extremely well balanced palate. It's one of the few that was hard to spit out because the juice grabs you right from the first attack, but it's not in any way a blockbuster. Enjoy this with simple food, don't crowd the flavours, as this is delicacy personified. A great second wine for lovers of gentle elegance, this tiptoes along nicely.
The 2008 Pavillon Rouge de Margaux has a bright raspberry pastille and strawberry scented bouquet with just a slight copper piping aromas tucked underneath that personally I found distracting. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite edgy tannin. I admire the fruit here, tobacco-tinged blackberry and bilberry, more graphite scents surfacing towards the finish. It feels persistent in the mouth and should offer another five or six years in drinking pleasure. Tasted blind at Farr VintnersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 10-Year On tasting.
Delicate and refined with aromas and flavors of berries, cedar, and tobacco. Medium to full bodied, fine tannins and fruity, chocolaty finish. Second wine of Margaux. Try it in two years.
Black cherry, light body, lifted acidity and moderate fleshiness. A bit of violet perfume on the finish with some chocolate too. Subtle but definite complexity. Score: 17/20
Selection much stricter from this vintage (see Chinese inflation). The third wine was produced from 2009. Mid crimson. Slightly pale rim. Dusty but ripe notes on the nose with some evolution and complexity. Very firm gunmetal thread through it. Grown-up wine with ripe tannins. Real life and lift to this. A worthy second wine of a first growth. Zesty. Score: 17/20
Fresh, lively nose. Easy and rich and dry on the finish but not drying. Vital. Very appetising and complete. Score: 17.5/20
- Producer: Château Margaux
- Varietal: Red Blend
- Region: Bordeaux
- Alcohol: 13.0%
- Net volume: 750ml
- Vintage: 2008
Style GuideLight Intense
Château Margaux, a founding Premier Cru Château Margaux is more than a major or even essential growth. It is a founding growth, since the imagery around it had such a decisive influence in shaping the very idea of how a Grand Vin should exist over time and space. Château Margaux’s renown stem equally from the intrinsic genius of the location as from the contributions made by the people who have served it for five centuries. Corinne Mentzelopoulos is one of those personalities that will leave a indelible mark on the great history of Château Margaux. Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux, the story of a great second wine Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux took its name in 1908. After an eclipse between the thirties and the mid-seventies, its production restarted on the arrival of André Mentzelopoulos in 1977 and at first greatly increased in order to improve the quality of the first wine. From the mid-90s, the creation of a third wine in its turn, allowed for a more rigorous selection for Pavillon Rouge. The quality of Pavillon Rouge has become very close to that of the first wine because all the plots involved contributed to the blending of Château Margaux not so long ago. It may not have the same “magic” as its elder brother, but it definitely shares its flavours, its balance and the same subtle senses of power and softness.
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