Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux 2004
"...may turn out to be outstanding. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by fleshy notes of black currants, cherries, smoke, earth, and spring flowers. Lovely, ripe, and opulent..." Robert Parker
|Grape Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 40%|
|Label Quality||From owc of damp cellar - some cellar wear to labels.|
|Fill Level||In neck.|
Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux 2004 is the excellent second wine of Château Margaux, and is in very good condition.
Château Margaux is one of Bordeaux's most strikingly elegant châteaux, approached by a grand tree-lined avenue. Yet, despite the estate's Bordeaux premier cru status, Margaux has a wonderful family feel, lacking the pretension and snobbery that enshrouds other elite Bordeaux châteaux - a highlight of our annual tasting visits - and we always receive a genuinely warm and friendly welcome. And Margaux's engaging personality is reflected in its fine red wines - renowned for being rich and opulent.
The key behind Margaux's approach has been owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos who (together with the late director Paul Pontallier) has led Margaux both spiritually and in terms of quality, and there seems to be a remarkable team ethic and bond from the vineyard workers right through to the management. Philippe Bascaules was appointed director in 2016.
"Margaux's second wine, the 2004 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux, may turn out to be outstanding. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by fleshy notes of black currants, cherries, smoke, earth, and spring flowers. Lovely, ripe, and opulent..." Robert Parker
"...a beautiful wine that has balance and effortless class - a wonderfully poised Pavillon Rouge. 60% new oak has lent it some toasted almond and tarry notes. It represents just 26% of the harvest, making this the smallest ever percentage of the crop to make it into the second wine." Decanter Magazine
"Sexy aromas of currant, black cherry, licorice, flowers, toffee, menthol and chocolatey oak. Juicy, pure and fairly tightly wound, with lovely acidity giving a briskness to the flavors. Finishes with good definition and grip, and a slight dry edge." Stephen Tanzer