2016 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux


Available within 60 days from order

Appellation: Margaux

Ratings: JS-95  WE-94  RP-93+ WS-93  NM-92  DC-92  AG-92

Size: 750 ml

Available within 60 days from order


95 James Suckling
“The blackcurrant and floral aromas with brick and hot stones are tantalizing. Flowers underneath it all. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins with beautiful ripeness that highlights the palate. Second wine of Château Margaux.” (2/2019)

94 Wine Enthusiast
“With its dense texture and high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, this is an impressively powerful second wine of Château Margaux. Acidity and dark blueberry flavors are concentrated, with layers of tannins that demand aging.” (5/2019)

93+ Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux (composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot) bursts forth with exuberant Morello cherries, black raspberries and cassis scents accented by touches of menthol, dark chocolate and garrigue plus a waft of tree bark. The palate is medium-bodied, very elegant, vivacious and fresh with satiny tannins and a nice long finish.” Lisa Perrotti-Brown (11/2018)

93 Wine Spectator
“Very refined and focused, with fine-grained sandalwood and alder accents lining a core of stylish, gently mulled cherry and blackberry fruit flavors. A perfumed lilac note weaves around the fruit on the elegant finish. Approachable now, but buried minerality lurks, and this is sneaky long, so cellaring is easily doable.” James Molesworth (3/2019)

92 Neal Martin for Vinous
“The 2016 Pavillon Rouge de Château Margaux, bottled at the end of June, has a clean, precise bouquet of blackberry, bilberry, notes of violet and a hint of orange pith. It gains intensity in the glass with every swirl. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin and a fine bead of acidity, and it feels linear and compact the moment. Quite saline in the mouth, with a touch of brine toward a finish that is almost broody in style. Very fine, though it might need four to five years to reach its drinking window.” (01/2019)

92 Decanter
“This has softened and deepened over the 18 months of ageing yet still has a touch of austerity and will take a few years to settle down. It’s not as plump or generous as the 2015, but it’s a beautiful wine that has balance and effortless class – a wonderfully poised Pavillon Rouge. 60% new oak has lent it some toasted almond and tarry notes. It represents just 26% of the harvest, making this the smallest ever percentage of the crop to make it into the second wine.” Jane Anson (10/2018)

92 Antonio Galloni
“Margaux’s 2016 Pavillon Rouge is a gorgeous, precise wine that will offer plenty of drinking pleasure right out of the gate. Bright red cherry fruit, sweet tobacco and dried herbs are all laced together in this finely-knit, inviting wine. Hints of blood orange and mint add an attractive upper register. In 2016, Pavillon Rouge stands out for its persistence and impeccable balance.” (1/2019)

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 12 in


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