2006 Chateau Margaux Pavillon Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 1.5L
2006 Chateau Margaux Pavillon Blanc
  • WA 94
  • WS 92
  • WE 92

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Reg: $695.00

$625.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 4 btls
ETA: Jul. 2022

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WA 94
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  
WS 92
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, 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.
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2006
Size 1.5L

Winery

Chateau Margaux

Chateau Margaux is a famous wine estate in the Medoc region, which along with Lafite, Latour and Haut Brion, was rated a First Growth in the original 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It covers 262 hectares, of which 82 hectares are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, and 12 hectares to Sauvignon Blanc.

In the 12th century, the property was called “La Mothe de Margaux” (the Margaux mound) and by the 16th century, wine was being produced at the estate. In 1705, the London Gazette advertised the first auction of 230 barrels of “Margose” and the 1771 vintage was the first “claret” to appear in a Christie’s catalogue. Indeed one of America’s Founding Fathers and vintner in his own right, Thomas Jefferson, visited this great estate in the late 18th century and declared it to be a vineyard of “first quality”. When Bertrand Douat, Marquis de la Colonilla, acquired the estate, he built the chateau that is often nicknamed the “Versailles of the Medoc”, a rare example of the neo-palladian style in France.

Andre Mentzelopoulos purchased the property in 1977, investing heavily in the estate and a program of improvements. Since his death in 1980, the property has been run by his daughter Corinne who continued his work in restoring the chateau to its former glory.