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Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux 2005

$209.99

SKU 32061

750ml

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An amazing 2005! The Merlot that was not allowed a place in the blend of the top wine brings incredible power and life to the Pavillon Rouge. It makes up 48% of the blend! The Cabernets (also 48%) contribute both density and restraint which could have been missing in the opulent, fleshy character of the Merlot. The Petit Verdot (4%) plays its discreet and necessary part of condiment to the full. The blend as a whole is surprisingly powerful, fat and balanced -that's the magic of blending! 2005 is the richest Pavillon Rouge, both in alcohol and tannins, that we have ever produced.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Brand Pavillon
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorVery beautiful aromas of crushed flowers--like roses--follow through to plum, berry and Indian spices. Full-bodied, refined and silky, with lovely ripe fruit and a delicate aftertaste of raisin and flowers. The second wine of Margaux. Best after 2012.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastAll about red fruits, this is a celebration of ripe Merlot and Cabernet. It is touched with wood, but the flavors are of lively acidity, red berries, just showing some bitter chocolate. And to finish, more freshness.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2008
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateMargaux's second wine gets better with each vintage. The 2005 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux (200,000 bottles produced) is an equal part blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with a hefty alcohol content. Fleshy, opulent, and nearly decadent, with terrific fruit, a creamy texture, and supple tannin, it can be enjoyed over the next 12-15+ years.

Robert Parker, April 2008