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1988 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
Drink between 2002 - 2007 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Dundee overlook Likes this wine: 85 points

    December 29, 2016 - Decanted and began pouring 1 hour later. Wine on shoulder and cork was saturated. Much to my surprise, the wine had a beautiful color and nose was quite complex, but dominated by leather and some pencil lead with dried red fruits. Finish was fairly long on the palate, wine reminded me of an old napa Cabernet with some additional complexity and early elements

  • emzee.mc wrote: 89 points

    January 13, 2015 - The wine pours a ruby, tawny color with very long legs. Surprisingly for a wine this age, there is minimal bricking at the edges. The first thing that comes to mind is the concentration of the bouquet. On the nose is a focused, powerful yet elegant melange of soy sauce, floral notes, strawberries, truffles and burnished leather and sous bois. Great extraction. On the palate, the wine is unctuous and thick with a mineral backbone. The sharpness of alcohol and rustic tannins are still there. Definitely old school Bordeaux style. Flavors of soy sauce, preserved plums, kirsch, mint, blackberries and mushrooms come to the fore. Finish is of medium length, lasting around twenty seconds or so. The ending is quite complex with a tad of fat. I was surprised to find how clunky this wine seems to be despite the pedigree. In fact, it tastes more like an old and thoroughly extracted Napa cabernet rather than the second wine of a premier cru. Nevertheless, a pleasurable drink but the balance could have been better. Just shy of 90 as a result.

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  • Rupert wrote: 88 points

    November 22, 2011 - A Palmer Vertical 1966-1999 (Medlar, Chelsea, London): A blind ringer for fun. I was way off thinking it young and new world, with its ripe fruit, vanilla oak. Amazingly youthful, but simple

  • SimonG wrote:

    November 22, 2011 - Ch Palmer @ Medlar (The Medlar, London): Blind. Quite a ripe, polished nose. Again, polished across the front end and mid palate but with good acidity through the finish. far more claret like on the back end and less alcohol than I'd anticipated from the nose. Claret. Not in the same class as the Palmers on this showing. *** (the 90 at the last Palmer bash in Spring 2007 was in a different league and put many of the Palmers to shame)

  • JesperR wrote: 91 points

    September 6, 2010 - Auctionbottle served at tasting. Still dark red, oozing with dark red berries, blueberry and scented perfume. Slight touch of cedarwood on the nose, but only slight. Somewhat one-dimensional in the mouth, but quite long. Very charming.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2000 (link)

    (Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux Margaux) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 74 (64%)
  • Consumed 41 (36%)

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