Pavillons of Splendour | Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux

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A “second wine” has been made at Château Margaux since the 18th century, though Pavillon Rouge was not named as such until 1908.

It has been one of Arden’s most popular wines over the 18 months.

Depending on your taste, elegant 1985 – not exuberant 1982 – is the finest red Bordeaux vintage of the 1980s.

Pavillon Rouge ’85 is now, like its “grand vin” sibling, a perfect example of well-aged claret.

1985 Pavillon Rouge Chateau Margaux

As a juvenile, the 1988 Pavillon felt as hard as stale bread but it has smoothened over the years and is now probably at its best.

1988 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux at Arden Fine Wines

1992? Well, it rained a lot in the spring and then during the September-October harvest…

A light vintage of Pavillon Rouge that can still be enjoyable.

1992 Pavillon Rouge-du Chateau Margaux at Arden Fine Wines

The 1995 Pavillon Rouge is one of the best made in the late 20th century.

The “third wine” Margaux du Château Margaux was introduced for the 1997 vintage, using grapes and/or tanks and barrels that were considered unworthy of the first wine or second wine.

The 1997 Pavillon Rouge benefited from this more rigorous selection and has endured well.

Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 1997 at Arden Fine Wines

We have 1984 Pavilion Rouge currently available:

  • 1984 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux
    1984 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux (1 x 75cl)
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