2016, Pavillon Rouge

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 91 - 93

Drinking Dates: 2021-2038

Critic: Neal Martin

Tasted: 28-Apr-2017

The 2016 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux contains the highest proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon ever at 84%, with 13% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, representing 26% of the total harvest. Matured in 50-60% new oak, it has a very pure redcurrant and cranberry scented bouquet with a touch of graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin on the entry, thanks to the high percentage of Cabernet, and it is saline in the mouth with a pinch of white pepper towards the finish. It will need three or four years in bottle.