More Vintages and Sizes of Margaux - Pavillon Rouge:
International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 102
Bright medium ruby. Blackberry, licorice and a whiff of tobacco on the cool nose. Sweet and moderately dense, with currant and oak flavors. Not in the same class as the 2000 in terms of stuffing and grip. Finishes with slightly dusty tannins and good length.
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Author: James Suckling
Fresh and floral, with hints of berries and vanilla. Medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. Refined. Second wine of Margaux. 20,000 cases made.
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 11/03/2009
Phil the Greek
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/15/2010
The wine never opened up to show any real fruit, maybe it would have
done given a day or so, but I think not.
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 05/31/2009
took about 45 minutes after uncorking to open up.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/18/2008
Drink Dates: 04/01/2008
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The second hand vin of Chateau Margaux in 2001 is currently showing very tight, structured and unevolved in relation to the Malescot. There is a solid core of dark raspberry, plum and savory spice notes buried underneath the wine?s current fa?ade that will likely need 2-3 more years of cellaring to emerge, but impressively stretch out on the finish
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