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2005 Margaux Pavillon Rouge

abv 13.5%
  • 91 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55989-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (48% each merlot and cabernet sauvignon plus 4% petit verdot) Bright ruby-red. Very pure aromas of blackberry, cassis, violet and spicy oak. Very ripe and rich in the mouth, with a much more pliant texture than the grand vin Quite chewy on the back end, finishing with broad, sweet tannins and a touch of warmth. This has alcohol in the 14% range, or a full point higher than Chateau Margaux's 13%.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Margaux's second wine gets better with each vintage. The 2005 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux (200,000 bottles produced) is an equal part blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with a hefty alcohol content. Fleshy, opulent, and nearly decadent, with terrific fruit, a creamy texture, and supple tannin.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Very beautiful aromas of crushed flowers--like roses--follow through to plum, berry and Indian spices. Full-bodied, refined and silky, with lovely ripe fruit and a delicate aftertaste of raisin and flowers. The second wine of Margaux.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Very dark. Lively, nervy nose with lots of fresh fruit and still a hint of oak but there is some real core of fruit here. Should come right in the end. Tannins on the finish are dry not drying.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Drink Dates: 2008-2023
    Author: Steve and Lizzie
  • Self | Rating: 88

    2nd label for Margaux. 15,000 cases. 50% CS, 50% Merlot. Menthol, light reddish fruit, earthy/dirt/herbal, sweet/slightly hot nose. Finish is short. Mouth feel very pleasant, sweet tannin, very soft for 2005, light fruit. $120.
    Author: WineRyan
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Jack In NYC
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

  • 1232 bottles owned
  • 170 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 170 collectors)