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    2020-2035

The Story

White wine production at Château Margaux goes back to the end of the XVII century. The cellar master at that time recounts how he was one of the first to separate the white grapes from the red during the vinification. Sold in the XIX century under the name « Château Margaux vin de sauvignon », it has existed under the brand name « Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux » since 1920 and its label has not changed since that date. 
The eleven-hectare vineyard is composed only of Sauvignon Blanc. It is situated on a very old plot of the Estate that had long since been planted with red vines and then been dug up because of the high risk of spring frosts. Production techniques, as well as the selection have been completely reviewed since the years 2009/2010 in order to reach a higher level of excellence; only 1/3 of the harvest is bottled, the remaining 2/3 is sold loose. So the quantity of Pavillon Blanc has been greatly reduced and isn’t more than one thousand cases. Today it benefits from the new wine cellar’s ultra-modern installations designed by Norman Foster.


The finesse, complexity, richness and the length in the mouth of Pavillon Blanc are incomparable for a wine produced from 100% Sauvignon. The very latest vintages, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in particular, have opened up new horizons in quality, ageing capacity and style which has become more mineral and much more complex. A significant part of the harvest is bottled in magnums which create optimum ageing conditions.

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We started with an oh so fresh 2006 Pavillon Blanc du Margaux. I must confess I do love this wine, especially from the past few years. I am a closet Sauvignon Blanc fan, often grabbing one by the glass on more casual evenings out. Ok, make that two glasses. One cannot live off Montrachet alone lol. The 2006 jumped from the glass with aromas of grapefruit, grass and sweet melon, penetrating my nose deeply with its minerality and rind edges. There was a pinch of ‘Equal’ to its sweetness, ie a hint of synthetic sugar. I was stunned to find out this was 15.1% alcohol! Gil noted, ‘great power but awesome balance.’ The palate was rich and concentrated, its alcohol more noticeable yet still reined in. Delicious flavors of mineral, straw, honey and grapefruit were present, ‘in a non New Zealand sort of way,’ Gil added, also finding ‘wet limestone.’ It was hailed as ‘one of the best Pavillon Blancs ever,’ and even after having all the reds, this wicked white still held in the glass, mellowing into decadently good gooseberry flavors.

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Margaux, Bordeaux

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We started with an oh so fresh 2006 Pavillon Blanc du Margaux. I must confess I do love this wine, especially from the past few years. I am a closet Sauvignon Blanc fan, often grabbing one by the glass on more casual evenings out. Ok, make that two glasses. One cannot live off Montrachet alone lol. The 2006 jumped from the glass with aromas of grapefruit, grass and sweet melon, penetrating my nose deeply with its minerality and rind edges. There was a pinch of ‘Equal’ to its sweetness, ie a hint of synthetic sugar. I was stunned to find out this was 15.1% alcohol! Gil noted, ‘great power but awesome balance.’ The palate was rich and concentrated, its alcohol more noticeable yet still reined in. Delicious flavors of mineral, straw, honey and grapefruit were present, ‘in a non New Zealand sort of way,’ Gil added, also finding ‘wet limestone.’ It was hailed as ‘one of the best Pavillon Blancs ever,’ and even after having all the reds, this wicked white still held in the glass, mellowing into decadently good gooseberry flavors.

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