Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 2004
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Tasting Notes and Scores
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 29/06/2007
Margaux’s second wine, the 2004 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux, may turn out to be outstanding. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by fleshy notes of black currants, cherries, smoke, earth, and spring flowers. Lovely, ripe, and opulent, it is best consumed during its first 10-15 years of life. (89)
Tasted at Bordeaux Index annual 10-year on tasting from an ex-château bottle. The Pavillon Rouge de Margaux 2004 is a little muted on the nose but opens nicely with red berries, cedar, black pepper and freshly rolled tobacco. On the second sample at Bordeaux Index there is an extra dimension of crushed violets and lavender. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and clean and fresh black fruit. It feels quite toasty in the mouth and one bottle felt too austere at Farr Vintners, the sample at Bordeaux Index imbued with more grace and freshness. Tasted March 2014.
Mature mahogany red; crisp, gently oaky, gently minerally and youthful to smell; taut, fresh, elegantly balanced Margaux with a still firm, dry tannin texture; crisp, flavoury, mineral backed taste with fine aromatic, but length needing time to mellow. 2018-30+ [M Schuster March 2014]