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1996 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 74

  • winesnout Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 24, 2021 - In excellent shape tonight. Fully mature, terrific nose. Quite full-bodied, juicy and vibrant. Kirsch and some spice. Medium/long finish.

  • kfrench150 Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 20, 2020 - High fill and perfect, barely wet, cork. Small amount of sediment. Decanted for about half an hour. The colour is dark ruby garnet with a slight bricking at the rim. The nose is subtle brambly black and dark red fruits, black currant leaf, a hint of bell pepper, lots of graphite and an overall lifted freshness. Medium bodied, slightly tart and very dry in the mouth with almost the exact same flavour profile as on the nose. The fruit flavours feel just a bit dried out and stalky, but not in an unpleasant way - more in a much better with food way. Still quite high, "strong black tea"-like tannins and minerals on the finish that is very dry, moderately long and a bit tart.

  • the player Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 9, 2020 - Took to a friend's house my second outing after relaxation of lockdown restrictions. Decanted and aerated for about 90 minutes than drank over an hour. At first the nose mainly had dust and black currants. Ruby red color, the wine took 2 hours to balance out to a nose of black currants, aged tobacco, some earth and some cassis. Hints of green there but barely. On the palate medium bodied, very precise mid palate with dark red fruit and tobacco, and a decent finish but not sufficiently complex. At the same price point I would shun most Margaux 96s except the Grand Vin and focus on Pauillac and St Estephe.

  • 52winelover wrote: 92 points

    April 24, 2020 - Enjoyed it with a virtual dinner party, which meant we did not have to share. Loved it to the last drop

  • the player Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 27, 2020 - Evolved crimson color. Dusty nose with perfumed cassis, flowers. Decanted and aerated for an hour and drank over 2. Seemed a bit light weight so maybe more time in decanter could have helped. A bit one dimensional albeit with reminders of the terroir with some noble earthy notes on the palate. Finished long and well balanced but a huge step down from the Grand Vin. Another bottle remains and I will test in few months to determine whether this wine will go somewhere or not.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • 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
  • UPC Code 3453521129182

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (1%)
  • In Cellars 815 (56%)
  • Consumed 626 (43%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, Game, Lamb, Poultry

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