Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux 2015

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• Domaine: Château Margaux
• Appellation: Margaux
• Classification: Second Wine, First Growth, 1ère Grand Cru Classé
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux is the second wine of the renowned Chateau Margaux estate in Bordeaux, France. Chateau Margaux is one of the five Premier Grand Cru Classé estates in the Médoc, and is widely regarded as one of the world's greatest wine producers.

The Pavillon Rouge is made from grapes that come from the younger vines of the estate, as well as those from specific plots that don't quite make the cut for the first wine. The blend typically consists of around 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

The wine is aged for around 18 months in French oak barrels, of which around 50% are new.

Pavillon Rouge was first produced in 1908, and has become increasingly popular in recent years as the quality of Bordeaux second wines has risen. It is known for its balance, finesse, and refined tannins, and is often considered one of the best second wines in Bordeaux.

While it can be enjoyed young, Pavillon Rouge also has excellent aging potential, with some vintages capable of improving for several decades in bottle.

Tasting Notes

"The 2015 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux, which represents just 23% of the total production this year, has a higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon than other years, 74%, with 21% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It has a very refined bouquet, focused and extraordinarily pure with blackcurrant, blueberry and minerals. The 50% new oak is beautifully integrated here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a little more masculine than I was expecting, a Pavillon with firm structure imparted by that higher proportion of Cabernet. But the freshness is ample and there is a long, satisfying graphite note that seems to last forever on the finish. What a great deuxième vin, a stunning Pavillon Rouge." - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, Rating: 92-94

"The second wine of the estate is the 2015 Pavillon Rouge and its 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc raised in 60% new French oak. It’s a sensational wine in its own right, offering smokin’ good notes of crème de cassis, blueberries, toasted spices and ample minerality. Rich, full-bodied, opulent and concentrated with notable tannin, give bottles 4-5 years and enjoy over the following two decades or more." -Jeb Dunnuck (11/30/2017), Ratings: 94, Drink: 2022-2042

 

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Appellation Margaux
Vintage 2015
Brand Château Margaux
Shipping Weight 3.000000
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Margaux is well known for its prime location in the Haut-Médoc subregion on the Left Bank along the Gironde estuary, which provides a temperate maritime climate and ideal conditions for grape cultivation. The cultivation of vines and wine production in Margaux can be traced back to Roman times. However, during the Middle Ages, the wine industry in Bordeaux began to take shape, and centuries later, Margaux continued to build its reputation as a premier wine appellation throughout the 20th century. 

Margaux is known for its diverse and complex terroir, with gravelly, sandy, and clay-rich soils. The gravelly soils provide excellent drainage and heat retention, particularly favorable for the ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, the primary grape variety grown in Margaux.

Margaux is celebrated for producing elegant and refined red wines. These wines are often described as having a delicate and perfumed character, with aromas of blackcurrant, violets, and other red and black fruits. They are known for their balance, finesse, and exceptional aging potential.

The appellation gained international recognition for producing some of the world's finest wines. Its namesake champion, Château Margaux, was named in 1855 as one of the original First Growths (Premiers Crus). In addition, Margaux is home to these classified estates: Château Palmer, Château Rauzan-Ségla, Château Rauzan-Gassies, Château Durfort-Vivens, Château Lascombes, Château Brane-CantenacChâteau Giscours, Château Kirwan, Château d'Issan, Château Malescot St.-Exupery, Château Cantenac Brown, Château Desmirail, Château Ferriere, Château Marquis d'Alesme, Château Boyd-Cantenac, Château Prieuré-Lichine, Château Marquis de Terme, Château Dauzac.

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