2013 Pavillon Rouge, Margaux

SKU #1252830 92 points James Suckling

 A pretty second wine of Margaux with chocolate, coffee, and plum character. Full body, fine tannins and a savory finish. Green tea undertone.  (2/2016)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

 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)  (3/2016)

88-91 points Vinous

 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)  (4/2014)


 Deep red, fragrant and elegant nose, quite discreet now purity, class and balance for the future. (SS)  (4/2016)

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)  (8/2014)

Wine Spectator

 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)  (3/2016)

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.


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- Margaux is the southern most of all of the appellations of the Haut Medoc. Located near St. Julien, it has more cru classe producers than the other four villages of the area. In addition to the legendary Chateau Margaux, there are five second-growths: Rauzan Gassies, Rauzan Seglas, Dufort-Vivens, Lascombes, and Brane Cantenac. While more people are probably familiar with the third growth Chateau Palmer, there are nine other wineries with the same ranking in addition to a trio of fourth growths and a pair of fifth growths. Because Margaux is comprised of five communes… Margaux, Cantenac, Soussans, Labardes and Arsac, the wines styles are diverse throughout the region with the more masculine tannic wines coming from the Cantenac side of the appellation. Because of a high percentage of Merlot planted in the region, many wines from Margaux are more round, feminine, and exotic that the other appellations of the Haut Medoc.
Alcohol Content (%): 14