2010 Pavillon Blanc, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)
Dense and rich with dried lemons, mangos, papaya and apples yet it’s super bright and crisp. It’s all there. Best ever white from Margaux?
A fine combination of wood and ripe, tropical fruits lead to a crisp, fruity more herbaceous core. There is a great balance between this richness and citrus herbaceousness. It will certainly age several years.
Ripe but focused, with heather, salted butter, macadamia nut, white peach and Jonagold apple notes. This has weight and definition, kept honest by a hint of tarragon on the finish. Very long and pure, showing a youthful vibrancy and a precision that should carry this in the cellar longer than you might expect. Drink now through 2020.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Subtle hints of pineapple, Thai lemongrass, orange blossoms and crushed rock jump from the glass of this medium bodied wine made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Very rich and loaded with intensity, this is a beauty from the owners of Chateau Margaux. Drink it over the next 15+ years.
100% Sauvignon Blanc, as usual. Only 13.8% ABV.