2009 Chateau Margaux Pavillon Rouge
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 95
  • WA 93
  • VN 93
  • WS 91

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$254.94

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Reg: $285.94

$254.94

This product is
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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, March 2019
Very ripe for a second wine this is now delicious thanks to the rich blackberry and cassis fruit, full supple tannins and long finish that's simultaneously dry and creamy. Where is that porterhouse steak? Drink or hold.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux features an expressive, beautifully floral nose of dried roses and candied violets over a core of kirsch, Black Forest cake and fragrant earth with... Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux features an expressive, beautifully floral nose of dried roses and candied violets over a core of kirsch, Black Forest cake and fragrant earth with touches of black tea and cigar box. Medium-bodied, the palate is soft, plush, elegant and open-knit with an effortlessness to its character and a perfumed finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
VN 93
Vinous, March 2019
The 2009 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux has a very pure bouquet with blackberry, raspberry coulis, cedar and light violet aromas, quite intense and graining power in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly... The 2009 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux has a very pure bouquet with blackberry, raspberry coulis, cedar and light violet aromas, quite intense and graining power in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly powdery tannin. The acidity is very well judged, a completely harmonious Pavillon Rouge with just the right amount of spice to enhance the finish. Excellent. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits' Ten Year On tasting. -- Neal Martin
WS 91
Wine Spectator, March 2012
Very sleek with a lovely winey edge to the plum cassis and blackberry fruit laced with roasted apple wood lilac and singed iron notes. Tangy and lengthy with ample depth but also nearly approachable now. Best from 2013... Very sleek with a lovely winey edge to the plum cassis and blackberry fruit laced with roasted apple wood lilac and singed iron notes. Tangy and lengthy with ample depth but also nearly approachable now. Best from 2013 through 2023. -JM
JJB 94
JJ Buckley, March 2010
67% Cabernet Sauvignon 29% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot. Aged in 50% new French oak. Dense core with a brilliant ruby rim. Bursts with black fruits on the nose followed by a nice perfume of violets and acacia flowers. Rich and... 67% Cabernet Sauvignon 29% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot. Aged in 50% new French oak. Dense core with a brilliant ruby rim. Bursts with black fruits on the nose followed by a nice perfume of violets and acacia flowers. Rich and concentrated showing velvety tannins and a beautiful core of dark fruit. This is a massive Pavillon with sweet tannins throughout. Dense yet charming. In a word - `Suave'. Bravo.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2009

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.