2006 Margaux, Pavillon Blanc du Chateau Bordeaux Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML

  • WA 94
  • IWC 93
  • WS 92
  • WE 92

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
The 2006 Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux has always been one of the pinnacle white releases from this First Growth and at ten years of age, I have no reason to change my mind. It has an exquisite bouquet of lemon curd... The 2006 Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux has always been one of the pinnacle white releases from this First Growth and at ten years of age, I have no reason to change my mind. It has an exquisite bouquet of lemon curd, orange scents and a touch of praline that is very delineated and focused. The palate exhibits fine balance with hints of crème fraiche, almond and even a cheeky dab of marzipan. Funnily enough, it is difficult imagining that this is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and in fact, there is something almost Burgundy-like about this Pavillon Blanc (as I suggested in my barrel tasting note). Irrespective of origin, what it constitutes is a damn glorious white Bordeaux that comes highly recommended. So much so, I would drink this now rather than later. Tasted January 2016. - Neal Martin
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2007
Very pale color. Crystallized ginger candied grapefruit lime skin melon and mint on the nose. Rich and quite primary combining very ripe yellow fruit notes with more bracing licorice and mint. Very dense and quite dry... Very pale color. Crystallized ginger candied grapefruit lime skin melon and mint on the nose. Rich and quite primary combining very ripe yellow fruit notes with more bracing licorice and mint. Very dense and quite dry even a bit youthfully aggressive today. (This actually has 2.2 grams per liter of residual sugar which is a definite positive for the balance of this outsized wine.) Conveys a tactile sense of mineral dust. The yield here was just 12 hectoliters per hectare due to spring frost according to estate manager Paul Pontallier and some lots came in with 16% potential alcohol. Very concentrated palate-staining with a long pineappley finish that leaves the mouth feeling fresh.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2009
Stone apple pineapple and honey aromas follow through to lemon curd and chalk character. Full-bodied with a lanolin and apple tart flavor. Thick and a little rustic now but very interesting and stylish. Needs time. Best... Stone apple pineapple and honey aromas follow through to lemon curd and chalk character. Full-bodied with a lanolin and apple tart flavor. Thick and a little rustic now but very interesting and stylish. Needs time. Best after 2010. -JS
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
A great Pavillon Blanc fine rich and balanced. From its citrus opening to the final burst of crisp ripe fruit this shows the great style of white Bordeaux in 2006. Spice honey melon and toast all mingle harmoniously. R.V.
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2006