2012 Chateau Margaux Pavillon Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
2012 Chateau Margaux Pavillon Blanc
  • JS 98
  • WE 93
  • WS 93
  • DC 91
  • JL 91

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ETA: Jul. 2022

Reg: $350.00

$325.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 2 btls
ETA: Jul. 2022

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JS 98
jamessuckling.com, February 2015
Incredible clarity and freshness with minerals, lemons, chalk and steel. It’s so racy and exciting. Changes to white peaches and mangoes. Just flies at the end of the palate. Super subtle. Delicate yet agile and powerful...   Incredible clarity and freshness with minerals, lemons, chalk and steel. It’s so racy and exciting. Changes to white peaches and mangoes. Just flies at the end of the palate. Super subtle. Delicate yet agile and powerful. Pinpointed structure and flavors. It lasts for minutes on the palate. Just a hint of lemon rind and salt. A triumph. Better in 2018. But who can wait?  
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, May 2015
A continuing success story for the white from Château Margaux, this crisply herbaceous wine delivers impressive depths of flavor and texture. Lemon and apple dominate the fruitiness, with a touch of honey to contrast with...   A continuing success story for the white from Château Margaux, this crisply herbaceous wine delivers impressive depths of flavor and texture. Lemon and apple dominate the fruitiness, with a touch of honey to contrast with the crisp acidity. Drink from 2017.  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, April 2014
Pure, bright and mouthwatering, with melon rind, honeysuckle and quinine notes rippling along beautifully, accented by green almond on the finish. Hums like a just-struck tuning fork. Seriously long. Bring on the...   Pure, bright and mouthwatering, with melon rind, honeysuckle and quinine notes rippling along beautifully, accented by green almond on the finish. Hums like a just-struck tuning fork. Seriously long. Bring on the blanquette de veau. Drink now through 2021. — JM  
DC 91
Decanter,
Intense, pure floral nose, citrus and mineral. Long and linear, great balance. More vitality than before.
JL 91
TheWineCellarInsider.com, November 2015
Fresh, crisp, ripe, citrus notes complicated by floral elements, forward and ready to go, with sweet, lemon and lime notes in the crisp, slightly honeyed finish. 91 Points Read more...   Fresh, crisp, ripe, citrus notes complicated by floral elements, forward and ready to go, with sweet, lemon and lime notes in the crisp, slightly honeyed finish. 91 Points Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2012&wine=Pavillon%20Blanc%20du%20Chateau%20Margaux%20Blanc  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML

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.