2013 Pavillon Rouge, Margaux
A pretty second wine of Margaux with chocolate, coffee, and plum character. Full body, fine tannins and a savory finish. Green tea undertone.
Spice and wood aromas show on this still-structured wine. It has fresh acidity, red berries and tight tannins that are still developing. The wine is light and fruity while also having enough structure to allow it to age. (RV)
Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries and mint meld together in the 2013 Pavillon Rouge. Understated, classy and impeccable, the 2013 stands out for its graceful personality. This is a very pretty, if somewhat light-bodied Pavillon Rouge. At just 21% of the chateau's total production, the 2013 is also the smallest vintage ever of Pavillon Rouge. The blend is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. (AG)
Deep red, fragrant and elegant nose, quite discreet now purity, class and balance for the future. (SS)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux, which represents only 21% of the harvest, is composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. It possesses a medium ruby color as well as sweet kirsch and currant fruit intermixed with hints of spice box and loamy soil undertones. This soft, supple 2013 does not reveal any aggressive tannins... (RP)
Perfumy and elegant, with a good core of bitter plum and steeped cherry notes, lined with singed alder and sandalwood hints. Offers a gentle, lightly dusty finish. (JM)