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2004 Pavillon Rouge, Margaux

SKU #1030520 90 points Jeb Dunnuck

 The 2004 Pavillon Rouge is similar to the grand vin, just slightly less intense and long. Sandalwood, dried flowers, spice, and sweet red fruits all flow to a medium-bodied, mature, yet silky and elegant 2004 that’s ideal for drinking over the coming 7-8 years.  (2/2018)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This is a really lovely Pavillon Rouge, the nose having really blossomed since I last encountered this wines. Very pure with slightly earthy black fruits but with outstanding definition. Blackberry, raspberry and just a hint of coca. The full-bodied palate is very well balanced, still nascent and perhaps a little unresolved but gradually developing a sensuous, silky mouthfeel. A touch of smoke on the finish, this is fresh, surprisingly complex Pavillon Rouge that needs a little more time, but should have a long future. Drink 2010-2020. (NM)  (1/2009)

Jancis Robinson

 Dark crimson. Notably savoury nose with strong relationship to the 2000. Admirable intensity with a hint of pimento. Great balance and real freshness. More concentrated than the 2000! Though the tannins are more evolved. Drink now-2022. 17/20 Points (JR)  (10/2015)

K&L Notes

From Chateaux Margaux: "Château Margaux’s second wine appeared in the 19th century and took its current name, Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux, in 1908. After an eclipse between the nineteen thirties and the mid-seventies, its production started again with the arrival of André Mentzelopoulos in 1977 and hasn’t stopped making advances in the improvement and quality of the first wine. After a few years, the selection of a third wine came to reinforce the quality of Pavillon Rouge."


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Varietal:

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.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Margaux

- 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.