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2010 Margaux, Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • JS94
  • NM92
  • WS92
  • JL91
  • WA90
  • AL
  • JR

Reviews

JS94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
A wine that shows a lovely finesse and beauty with orange peel, flowers, blueberries and raspberries. Full and super fine texture. It goes on for minutes. I love the refinement. Paul Pontailler says it's the best... A wine that shows a lovely finesse and beauty with orange peel, flowers, blueberries and raspberries. Full and super fine texture. It goes on for minutes. I love the refinement. Paul Pontailler says it's the best Pavillon that he has ever made. Second wine of Margaux
NM92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot (from plots replanted by Paul Pontallier 14-15 years ago) and 30% Merlot, the Pavillon has a very dense bouquet of blackberry, a touch of cassis, violet and a little... A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot (from plots replanted by Paul Pontallier 14-15 years ago) and 30% Merlot, the Pavillon has a very dense bouquet of blackberry, a touch of cassis, violet and a little graphite/oyster shell. The palate is medium-bodied with very structured tannins, the acidity very prominent on the entry and cutting a swathe though that blackberry, graphite and just a faint hint of blueberry. There is bewitching symmetry towards the long finish. Superb.
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Rather dense and muscular, with a broad range of red and black fruits, roasted apple wood and red licorice flavors. Features an iron-packed finish, but with a velvety coating. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.
JL91
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Smoke, cassis, oak and violets, this wine combines delicate textures, with sweet, soft berries, black and red fruits and silky tannins make up this charming Margaux.
WA90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010 Pavillon Rouge: Actually higher in alcohol than its bigger sister, Chateau Margaux, the 2010 Pavillon Rouge (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot) hit 14% natural alcohol. Paul Pontallier... 2010 Pavillon Rouge: Actually higher in alcohol than its bigger sister, Chateau Margaux, the 2010 Pavillon Rouge (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot) hit 14% natural alcohol. Paul Pontallier proclaimed it the best they have ever made, representing only 38% of production. (This wine also undergoes a serious selection.) Plenty of black fruits, violets, forest floor and earth are present in this wonderfully textured, opulent wine, which will provide immediate gratification when it is released in a year. It should drink nicely for up to 15 or more years.
AL
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2011
66% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, and 4% petit verdot. A gorgeously perfumed nose of black cherry, violets, boysenberry, espresso, and chocolate. This is absolutely delicious, showing brilliant texture, integrated... 66% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, and 4% petit verdot. A gorgeously perfumed nose of black cherry, violets, boysenberry, espresso, and chocolate. This is absolutely delicious, showing brilliant texture, integrated tannins, and a super refined finish. This will be an age-worthy Pavillon but also a great choice to drink while the Grand Vin Margaux is fast asleep in your cellar. Absolutely delicious and the best Pavillon Rouge I have ever tasted.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, April 2011
Very noble indeed on the nose. Lovely supple stuff with clear first-growth influence. Very polished and dense and on the back the tannins really, really build up! This is a wine for the long term! Cool, dry finish. Very... Very noble indeed on the nose. Lovely supple stuff with clear first-growth influence. Very polished and dense and on the back the tannins really, really build up! This is a wine for the long term! Cool, dry finish. Very graceful. Feminine and very Margaux. 17.5 out of 20

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