2016 - Pavillon Rouge de Château Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Margaux
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2024 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
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2016 PAVILLON ROUGE DE CHÂTEAU MARGAUX - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Margaux
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2024 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
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Case price £1,066.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2017,
    Score: 94-96

    Thibault Pontallier explained that they are heading towards the perfect blend of Pavillon Rouge in 2016, with almost the same proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon as in the Grand Vin. Shining purple colour, this is full of bright fresh redcurrant fruits. A wonderful directness shows the full impact of the Cabernet in its blend. Refined and pristinely pure, this is a gorgeous second wine. DR

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, January 2019,
    Score: 92

    The 2016 Pavillon Rouge de Château Margaux, bottled at the end of June, has a clean, precise bouquet of blackberry, bilberry, notes of violet and a hint of orange pith. It gains intensity in the glass with every swirl. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin and a fine bead of acidity, and it feels linear and compact the moment. Quite saline in the mouth, with a touch of brine toward a finish that is almost broody in style. Very fine, though it might need four to five years to reach its drinking window. 2022 - 2036

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2017,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2016 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux contains the highest proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon ever at 84%, with 13% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, representing 26% of the total harvest. Matured in 50-60% new oak, it has a very pure redcurrant and cranberry scented bouquet with a touch of graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin on the entry, thanks to the high percentage of Cabernet, and it is saline in the mouth with a pinch of white pepper towards the finish. It will need three or four years in bottle. Drink Date 2021 - 2038

  • AG1

    Antonio Galloni, January 2019,
    Score: 92

    Margaux's 2016 Pavillon Rouge is a gorgeous, precise wine that will offer plenty of drinking pleasure right out of the gate. Bright red cherry fruit, sweet tobacco and dried herbs are all laced together in this finely-knit, inviting wine. Hints of blood orange and mint add an attractive upper register. In 2016, Pavillon Rouge stands out for its persistence and impeccable balance. 2021 - 2036

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2017,
    Score: 90-93

    The 2016 Pavillon Rouge is a gorgeous second wine, and one of the best recent vintages I have tasted. There is remarkable purity and precision to the flavors, while all the elements are in perfect balance for a wine at this level. Red-toned fruits, sweet floral notes and silky tannins infuse this expressive, flat-out delicious wine. The 84% Cabernet Sauvignon is the highest ever here. Quite simply, the 2016 is a superb Pavillon Rouge. Tasted two times.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2017,
    Score: 94-95

    Very concentrated and tannic Pavillon Rouge. Muscular. Full body and lots of intense fruit. Four-square.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2017,
    Score: 92

    This is beautifully fragrant, with the highest ever level of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Pavillon because the Merlots were not quite up to their usual high standard, and two plots that usually go into the grand vin were put into this instead. This has a taut structure, with black cherry and cassis from a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. Clear, precise, complex black fruits and charcoal edging provide finesse to this very pretty and successful wine, although it will struggle to live up to the legendary 2015. The reds at Margaux finished up on 18th October after a full month of picking, one of the longest on record. The berries were smaller in size than last year, but there were more of them per vine, hence the higher yield that still achieves great concentration. Pavillon this year was 26% of the overall harvest, compared to 23% last year. 70IPT.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2017,
    Score: 18+

    wine Very tight and controlled with amazing depth and freshness, there is a very high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon for this wine and it shows in its amazing concentration and acidity. With remarkable purity and rather beautiful finesse, this is one of the most characterful Pavillon Rouge I have ever tasted. It is less powerful and more sensual than I remember it being before.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2017,
    Score: 16.5++

    Very strict selection (only 28% went into their grand vin cf 35% in 2015). 26% went into Pavillon, 20% into the third wine, and 20% sold off in bulk. 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. Quite bright cherry red rather than deep crimson. Great quality sandy tannins. Really zesty. But light and very aérien. Really lifted. Drink 2022-2032

  • TA

    Tim Atkin, May 2017,
    Score: 93

    Containing one of the highest ever percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon - it normally has 15- 20% less - this is a very fine, elegant, floral second wine with subtle red fruits, some aromatic spice, silky tannins and refined oak integration. 2022-20

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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.