2013 Pavillon Blanc, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)
A tangy, lively white from Margaux with sliced-lemon, citrus-skin and grapefruit character. Full body with a solid core of fruit and a long, long finish. So expressive and lively.
Lemon, grapefruit, mint, crushed rocks and slate wrap around the palate in the 2013 Pavillon Blanc, a wine that deftly balances bright, focused aromatics with gorgeous textural finesse, all supported by beams of intense, vibrant salinity. The Pavillon Blanc is a drop-dead gorgeous white with tons of potential. Sadly, only 40% of the crop made it into the bottle.
Barrel Sample. An explosion of fruit on the nose gives this wine a wonderfully fresh character and tropical fruitiness. The wine is bright and full of dense pineapple and apricot flavors, with ample final acidity.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Already in bottle, the 2013 Pavillon Blanc du Chateau Margaux (100% Sauvignon Blanc) reveals stunning notes of honeyed grapefruit, lemon zest and a hint of tropical fruit in a medium-bodied, crisp, fresh, lively style. Despite being fermented and aged in wood, the oak component is pushed to the background. The wine shows terrific acidity, purity and personality. Drink it over the next decade or more. (RP)