The 2019 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux Margaux is a superb Bordeaux wine from the renowned Margaux appellation. It is the second wine of Chateau Margaux, one of the most prestigious wineries in the region. This vintage showcases a beautiful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot grapes, resulting in a wine with remarkable complexity and elegance. The nose offers enticing aromas of black fruits, violets, and hints of spice, while the palate delivers a harmonious combination of ripe berries, silky tannins, and a lingering finish. With its impeccable balance and potential for aging, the 2019 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux Margaux promises an exceptional drinking experience for wine enthusiasts.
Fresh tobacco, currant and earth, opening up to forest flowers. It’s rich in tannins, but very soft and beautiful. Layered, with lots of fine fruit and a velvety texture. Blackberry and chocolate in the finish too. Delicious already, but give it at least six years of bottle age. Better after 2027.
Starting with the second wine of this great estate, the 2019 Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge reveals a saturated purple color as well as young, unevolved notes of blue and black fruits, unsmoked tobacco, chocolate, and spring flowers. It has a wonderful freshness and purity yet is still a rich, powerful wine. Full-bodied, concentrated yet seamless, it's an incredible second wine and possibly the finest Pavillon Rouge I've tasted.
Given that Margaux's second wine contains plenty of fruit that made it into the grand vin just a decade or two ago, great things are to be expected from this bottling. Yet I was nonetheless taken aback by the quality of the 2019 Pavillon Rouge. Wafting from the glass with aromas of raspberries, plums and cherries mingled with rose petals and sweet spices, it's medium to full-bodied, sensual and concentrated, with beautifully refined tannins, racy acids and a long, penetrating finish. This is an exquisite Pavillon Rouge that is well worth seeking out. I confess that I don't buy many second wines, but I did purchase a case of this, with alacrity, right after tasting it.