2016 Chateau Margaux Pavillon Rouge

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JS 95 JL 94 WE 94 JD 93 WA 93 WS 93 DC 92
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

The blackcurrant and floral aromas with brick and hot stones are tantalizing. Flowers underneath it all. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins with beautiful ripeness that highlights the palate. Second wine of...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2017

Ruby red in color, this is what Japan must smell like when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Followed by an array of sweet plum and earthy notes, this medium-bodied wine is elegant and sophisticated with sweet, fresh...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, May 2019

With its dense texture and high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, this is an impressively powerful second wine of Château Margaux. Acidity and dark blueberry flavors are concentrated, with layers of tannins...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

The second wine of Château Margaux is the 2016 Pavillon Rouge, a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot brought up in 60% new barrels. It too is incredibly classic, elegant, and finesse-driven...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

93+ Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux (composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot) bursts forth with exuberant Morello cherries, black raspberries...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, March 2019

Very refined and focused, with fine-grained sandalwood and alder accents lining a core of stylish, gently mulled cherry and blackberry fruit flavors. A perfumed lilac note weaves around the fruit on the elegant finish...
DC 92

Decanter, October 2018

This has softened and deepened over the 18 months of ageing yet still has a touch of austerity and will take a few years to settle down. It's not as plump or generous as the 2015, but it's a beautiful wine that has...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2016
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.

The 2016 Chateau Margaux Pavillon Rouge is a captivating Bordeaux Blend that embodies the elegance and refinement of the Margaux region in Bordeaux, France. With its deep, ruby red color and enticing aromas, this wine is a true delight for the senses.

Upon first glance, the wine's image exudes a sense of sophistication and allure. The label, with its classic design and gold lettering, hints at the exceptional quality that lies within the bottle. The cork closure adds a touch of tradition, further enhancing the wine's allure.

On the nose, the wine reveals a symphony of blackcurrant, floral, and brick aromas, intermingled with hints of hot stones. These complex scents are alluring and tantalizing, inviting you to take a deeper dive into the glass. Delicate notes of flowers add a touch of elegance, creating a harmonious bouquet.

On the palate, the Pavillon Rouge delivers a medium to full-bodied experience that is both firm and silky. The tannins are beautifully integrated, showcasing a perfect balance between structure and ripeness. The wine's beautiful acidity highlights the palate, adding freshness and vibrancy to each sip.

The reviews from reputable wine critics further validate the exceptional quality of this wine. James Suckling awards it an impressive score of 95, praising its beautiful ripeness and firm tannins. Wine Enthusiast also gives it a score of 94, highlighting its dense texture and concentration of dark blueberry flavors. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate describes it as elegant and vivacious, with a medium-bodied palate and a nice long finish.

Overall, the 2016 Chateau Margaux Pavillon Rouge is a wine of exceptional pedigree and finesse. It showcases the true essence of the Margaux region, with its elegant aromas, silky texture, and harmonious balance. This wine is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of Chateau Margaux, and it will undoubtedly age gracefully for many years to come. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further development, this wine is a true gem that will captivate the most discerning wine connoisseurs.