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The Story

The production of a second wine probably goes back to the beginning of the XVII century because it is inseparable from the search for excellence which started at that time. Sold under the name of “Château Margaux 2nd wine”, it took its permanent name of Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux in 1908. After an eclipse between the thirties and the mid-seventies, its production restarted on the arrival of André Mentzelopoulos in 1977 and at first greatly increased in order to improve the quality of the first wine. From the mid - 1990s, the creation of a third wine in its turn, allowed for a more and more rigorous selection for Pavillon Rouge. For a few years now, a third of the harvest has gone into the first wine, barely 30% into the Pavillon Rouge, and the remainder is divided between the third and fourth wines. 
The quality of Pavillon Rouge has become very close to that of the first wine because all the plots involved contributed to the blending of Château Margaux not so long ago.

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Tasted in April 2016. Represents 23% of total crop and is 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Probably one of the very best wines ever produced at the property. Big concentration, intensity, very strong backbone, a lot of of silky fruit and tannin, excellent acidity and stunning finish.

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Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux: A lot of concentrated raspberries, red cherry came first at the aroma and palate, then turn to darker berries in palate. Fresh, round and silky. A charming second wine. 92-93+
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Dark purple colour with almost black core. Very elegant and expressive nose, pure fruit, blackcurrants and blackberries, hints of elderberries and ripe mulberries in the background. Great finesse and persistence on the palate, blackcurrants and mild spices, ripe and silky tannins, excellent length, arguably the best Pavillon Rouge I ever tasted en primeur.
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Margaux, Bordeaux

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Chateau Margaux Pavillon Blanc

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge 2015  ( Château Margaux )

Tasted in April 2016. Represents 23% of total crop and is 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Probably one of the very best wines ever produced at the property. Big concentration, intensity, very strong backbone, a lot of of silky fruit and tannin, excellent acidity and stunning finish.

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge 2015  ( Château Margaux )

"Medium deep colour. Red cherry, dark berry aromas with vanillin notes. Supple red cherry, strawberry, red cherry fruits, sinuous looseknit lacey tannins, underlying mocha oak and persistent chalky plume. Lovely mineral length. 95 points "

1y 6m ago

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 Will Gardener / Nickolls & Perks, Wine Dealer (United Kingdom)  tasted  Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge 2015  ( Château Margaux )

"Pavillon Rouge - 74% Cabernet Sauvignon 21% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot
1 % Cabernet Franc - 60% New oak
Fine clear fruit notes, definite elegance, vivid, focussed fresh fruit, the
palate is velvety, the tension is impressive on the finish, lovely soft
finesse, dusty tannins, it is all subtlety, very good Pavillon Rouge. There
has been a shift to improve the quality of Pavillon, production now half of
what it was ten years ago. Chateau are convinced that this is the finest ever produced. 91-94/100 2022-2035"

1y 6m ago

93p
 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge 2015  ( Château Margaux )

"Dark purple colour with almost black core. Very elegant and expressive nose, pure fruit, blackcurrants and blackberries, hints of elderberries and ripe mulberries in the background. Great finesse and persistence on the palate, blackcurrants and mild spices, ripe and silky tannins, excellent length, arguably the best Pavillon Rouge I ever tasted en primeur."

1y 6m ago

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