Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux, Margaux
Château Margaux

Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux, Margaux


Destination

vintage


portfolio

Portfolio
These wines are in stock and are available for delivery at your convenience.


2016

6x75cl

DP

£1,009.22


2020

3x75cl

DP

£506.41


Broking

Broking
These are wines from our broking list and have an average delivery window of 15 working days.


2003

6x1.5L

DP

£1,838.46


2006

12x75cl

DP

£1,898.46


2007

12x75cl

DP

£2,078.46


2009

12x75cl

DP

£1,778.46


2009

12x75cl

DP

£1,898.46


2014

6x75cl

DP

£1,015.22


2015

6x75cl

DP

£1,015.22


2019

6x75cl

DP

£1,021.22


En primeur

En Primeur
The following wines are either En Primeur or Ex-Chateau and currently abroad awaiting shipment to the UK. These wines are subject to final confirmation from the Justerini & Brooks team.


2022

3x75cl

EP

£450.00


2022

6x75cl

EP

£900.00



Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux, Margaux, 2003

2003

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux, Margaux, 2003

Like the Grand Vin, this Pavillon Rouge is the most concentrated ever, the result of low yields at only 30hl/ha. Ripe but restrained black fruit aromas and hints of toasted oak. There is fabulous density on the palate, fine fruit displaying great sweetness, hints of fresh-baked bread, mulberry and blackcurrant, and fully integrated tannins on the finish. A superb Pavillon Blanc coming from 50% of the Margaux crop. Two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Merlot.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
13%
90/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2003 Pavillon Rouge has a respectable bouquet with brambly red fruit, orange rind, freshly-rolled tobacco and peppermint. This is actually fresher than some Grand Vins tasted. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannins on the entry, raspberry, strawberry and a touch of white pepper. It has a slightly savory finish. Smooth and very drinkable. À point. Tasted at the château.
Date Reviewed:
08/2023

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Château Margaux

Château Margaux

As one would expect from one of the Left Bank’s First Growths, the Grand Vin de Chateau Margaux is one of the most profound and most sought-after wines of Bordeaux. Recent vintages have reached new peaks, harnessing the natural power of the terroir with an extraordinary precision and texture. Few wines combine such haunting perfume, elegance and ethereal complexity.

The Mentzelopoulos family bought the estate from the Ginestet family in 1977. In an era of appalling vintages and economic depression in Bordeaux, Andre Mentzelopoulos invested in improving drainage, replanted vines, built a new barrel cellar and encouraged the use of a second label, Pavillon Rouge to improve quality. Sadly, Andre died in 1980 before the fruits of his labour were realised, but it was his vision and enterprise that laid the foundations for success. His daughter, Corrine along with the long-term general manager, Paul Pontallier continued the program of investment. Paul dedicated his working life to Chateau Margaux, restoring its reputation and pursuing excellence ceaselessly. His last vintage was the magnificent 2015, a fitting acknowledgement to his life and work.

There has been a general trend towards producing wines with very high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It was Paul’s belief that the finest gravel croupes are best suited to Cabernet. Much of the Merlot that was utilized in the Grand Vin is now blended into the second label, Pavillon Rouge and a new third label (simply called Margaux). A 12 hectare vineyard further inland, planted with Sauvignon Blanc, is used to produce their excellent white wine, Pavillon Blanc. Alas, this tense, mineral infused cuvee is produced in miniscule quantities and is a rarity to our list.

Great as the wine of Chateau Margaux is, no introduction to this estate would be complete without mention of the magnificent Chateau, built by the Marquis de Colonilla and designed by Louis Combes. The Marquis allegedly had no real interest in wine, but his legacy is still enjoyed by everyone who visits. More recently, Sir Norman Foster and Partners designed a state-of-the-art winery, which blends seamlessly with its early 19th century surroundings.

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