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Price: $158.12 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
The 2008 Pavillon Rouge didnt show quite as well as I had hoped, but is still an elegant, berry-scented, spicy, soft Pavillon Rouge with good depth, sweet tannins, and an attractive finish. It can be drunk now or cellared or 12-15 years.
– Robert Parker Jr. Jr., Robertparker.com, Score: 88
The 2008 Pavillon Rouge de Margaux has a bright raspberry pastille and strawberry scented bouquet with just a slight copper piping aromas tucked underneath that personally I found distracting. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite edgy tannin. I admire the fruit here, tobacco-tinged blackberry and bilberry, more graphite scents surfacing towards the finish. It feels persistent in the mouth and should offer another five or six years in drinking pleasure. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On tasting.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 90
Delicate and refined with aromas and flavors of berries, cedar, and tobacco. Medium to full bodied, fine tannins and fruity, chocolaty finish. Second wine of Margaux. Try it in two years.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 90
On the firmer side, with a cherry pit edge up front, followed by red currant, floral and iron notes. Yet this fleshes out a touch with air, showing an extra cedar hint as well. Drink now through 2013.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 87