2010 - Pavillon Rouge Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Margaux
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2019 - 2032
Case size
6x75cl
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2010 PAVILLON ROUGE MARGAUX - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Margaux
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2019 - 2032
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,084.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2011,
    Score: 92-95

    As the saying goes, the fruit does not fall far from the tree. And this could not be more apparent than in the 2010 Pavillon Rouge. Cut from the same cloth as Château Margaux, it opens up with fragrant strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants. Dainty yet suave with superfine tannins and incredible charm. The château believes that ‘never before has Pavillon Rouge come so close to Château Margaux.' They just may be right. RK

  • NM

    Neal Martin, March 2011,
    Score: 92-94

    A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot (from plots replanted by Paul Pontallier 14-15 years ago) and 30% Merlot, the Pavillon has a very dense bouquet of blackberry, a touch of cassis, violet and a little graphite/oyster shell. The palate is medium-bodied with very structured tannins, the acidity very prominent on the entry and cutting a swathe though that blackberry, graphite and just a faint hint of blueberry. There is bewitching symmetry towards the long finish. Superb.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2013,
    Score: 94

    The second wine, the 2010 Pavillon Rouge (essentially two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot with small quantities and Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) looks to be a wine to age for 20 or more years, but it is quite drinkable already. Soft, supple and luscious, with oodles of blue and black fruits, the floral character one expects, and not a trace of herbaceousness, oak or aggressiveness, this is a beautiful, round, generous wine to drink over the next 18-20 years.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, May 2011,
    Score: 90-92

    Actually higher in alcohol than its bigger sister, Chateau Margaux, the 2010 Pavillon Rouge (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot) hit 14% natural alcohol. Paul Pontallier proclaimed it the best they have ever made, representing only 38% of production. (This wine also undergoes a serious selection.) Plenty of black fruits, violets, forest floor and earth are present in this wonderfully textured, opulent wine, which will provide immediate gratification when it is released in a year. It should drink nicely for up to 15 or more years. Drink: 2011 - 2026

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2011,
    Score: 94-95

    A wine that shows a lovely finesse and beauty with orange peel, flowers, blueberries and raspberries. Full and super fine texture. It goes on for minutes. I love the refinement. Paul Pontailler says it's the best Pavillon that he has ever made.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2011,
    Score: 18

    Fragrant red fruit, almost silky/taffeta texture, beautiful length and perfect balance, the best Pavillon Rouge ever. Drink 2018-30.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2011,
    Score: 17.5

    Very noble indeed on the nose. Lovely supple stuff with clear first-growth influence. Very polished and dense and on the back the tannins really, really build up! This is a wine for the long term! Cool, dry finish. Very graceful. Feminine and very Margaux. Drink 2020-2030

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2011,
    Score: 92-95

    Rather dense and muscular, with a broad range of red and black fruits, roasted apple wood and red licorice flavors. Features an iron-packed finish, but with a velvety coating. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.

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Producer

Château Margaux

Known as the most elegant and aromatic First Growth due to its Cabernet-friendly, sandy soil, Château Margaux is owned by the Mentzelopoulos family. The estate's vineyard holdings amount to almost 200 acres, though a much smaller percentage is selected for the grand vin to ensure exceptional concentration.

Region

Margaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.