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2004 Margaux - Pavillon Rouge

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / MARGAUX
  • 89 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55989-2004-750-1A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    (a 60/40 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot) Good ruby-red. Sexy aromas of currant, black cherry, licorice, flowers, toffee, menthol and chocolatey oak. Juicy, pure and fairly tightly wound, with lovely acidity giving a briskness to the flavors. Finishes with good definition and grip, and a slight dry edge.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Mid crimson with quite a pale rim. Slightly marked volatile acidity. Light, fresh very dry. Fragrant. A little skinny on the mid palate.ÿClassy but very mild and low key. Pretty dry tannins. Other good vintages for Pavillon Rouge according to Pontallier: 2003, wait for 2002 because there is still some austerity. 2001 is good. Definitely wait for 2000. 1999 is wonderful now and the series 1998 back to 1995. |The quality of Pavillon Rouge started to pick up from 1995 when we started to have a third wine. I had 1987 Pavillon recently - it was evolved but pleasant.|ÿ
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Pretty blackberry and cherry aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a fruity, clean finish. The second wine of Margaux.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: Anthony H258
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Drink Dates: 2008-2019
    Author: David W294
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Dark ruby/purple. Concentrated nose of currants, cedar and toasted oak. Good concentartion on the palate with dark fruit and smoke. Nice, long finish. Nicely balanced and rich, with good acidity and soft tannins. Beautiful wine.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2018
    Author: BCB
Chateau Margaux is one of the five First Growths ranked in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The neo-Palladian style chateau was built in the 18th century by architect Louis Combes for the Marquis de la Colonilla. Chateau Margaux has been well regarded in history and stands among Thomas Jefferson's favorite chateaux. Since 1977, the estate has been directed by the Mentzelopoulos family with winemaking team director Paul Pontallier, cellar master Jean Grangerou and consulting oenologist Emile Peynaud. The vineyards are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), with the balance composed of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. In addition to the chateau's grand vin, the estate produces a second label called Pavillon Rouge de Chateau Margaux and Pavillon Blanc de Chateau Margaux, a white made from Sauvignon Blanc. Chateau Margaux's finest vintages include 1900, 1928, 1953, 1961, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1996, 2000, 2003, and 2005.

Margaux is often considered the most "feminine" of the First Growths. It is sensuous with fine tannins that give it a sense of clarity. The wine has dark berry aromas such as boysenberry or blackberries. The bouquet is characterized by ripe black currants, spicy vanilla and violets. A strong minerality is often found in the lengthy finish.

Chateau Margaux, featured in The World of Fine Wine: Chateau Margaux A Deux

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 735 bottles owned
  • 69 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 69 collectors)