2011 Margaux, Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WS 93
  • NM 91
  • JS 90

Reviews for 2011 Margaux, Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Bordeaux Blend

WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Combines both silky texture and good tension with a light chalky thread running through the middle of the almost plush plum and blackberry fruit. There's a bright cassis bush edge as well (telltale of the Petit Verdot... Combines both silky texture and good tension with a light chalky thread running through the middle of the almost plush plum and blackberry fruit. There's a bright cassis bush edge as well (telltale of the Petit Verdot component) and overall there's a very suave feel through the finish with a lingering jasmine edge. Tasted non-blind.-J.M.
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Pavillon Rouge is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It has a very fine elegant bouquet with blackberry briary black olive and a strong mineral content. It is finely... The Pavillon Rouge is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It has a very fine elegant bouquet with blackberry briary black olive and a strong mineral content. It is finely focused but not potent. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tensile tannins on the entry and a core of brine-tinged black fruit. It errs towards a more masculine Pavillon than feminine prioritizes focus over flamboyance with a tightly-wound citric finish. This is very fine but it will need two or three years in bottle.
JS 90
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
The second wine of first growth Margaux shows some strength with muscular tannins and pretty fruit with hints of flowers and minerals. Slightly hollow in the mid-palate but very pretty.
JJB 93
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2012
65% cabernet sauvignon 25% merlot 8% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc. Vines are planted in 82 hectares of gravel soil with pockets of sand gravel and limestone. The average vine age is 36 years. 28% of the harvest was... 65% cabernet sauvignon 25% merlot 8% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc. Vines are planted in 82 hectares of gravel soil with pockets of sand gravel and limestone. The average vine age is 36 years. 28% of the harvest was designated for this year's Pavillon Rouge. Lovely opaque core with a bright purple rim. Sexy aromas of dark chocolate rose petal vanilla blackberry liqueur and anise. Soft and sensual on the palate with excellent fruit character plus notes of warm vanilla and baking spice. Powerful yet elegant all the way through the broad luscious finish. Margaux's second wine this is better than any second I can remember. Beautifully lush and supple from beginning to end. Excellent.