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  • When to drink

    from 2022
  • Food Pairing

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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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Ruby. Scented nose, floral, fruity, red berries, anise and spices, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, anise and spices, detailed, elegant, long. 90-92

  • 91p

Medium deep colour. Red currant pure red cherry, strawberry aromas with vanilla notes. Fresh red cherry inky fruit flavours, supple looseknit tannins, fresh savoury textures and attractive mineral length beautiful wine. Really delicious but not overly dense. Tasted at Ch Margaux. 93 points

  • 93p

Bright yellow colour. Fine aroma reminiscent of ripe tangerine and apricots, grapefruit and ethereal nuances. On the palate well structured with crisp acidity, almost salty minerality, expressive fruit and convincing length. 95

  • 95p

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Margaux, Bordeaux

Other wines from this producer

Château Margaux

Chateau Margaux Pavillon Blanc

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge 2016  ( Château Margaux )

Medium deep colour. Red currant pure red cherry, strawberry aromas with vanilla notes. Fresh red cherry inky fruit flavours, supple looseknit tannins, fresh savoury textures and attractive mineral length beautiful wine. Really delicious but not overly dense. Tasted at Ch Margaux. 93 points

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge 2016  ( Château Margaux )

Ruby. Scented nose, floral, fruity, red berries, anise and spices, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, anise and spices, detailed, elegant, long. 90-92

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge 2016  ( Château Margaux )

Bright yellow colour. Fine aroma reminiscent of ripe tangerine and apricots, grapefruit and ethereal nuances. On the palate well structured with crisp acidity, almost salty minerality, expressive fruit and convincing length. 95

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