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Pavillon de Lacombe Bordeaux Superieur Bouteille Rouge 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

This second wine of Château Margaux was introduced in 1908 and now represents 50% of the overall estate production. Generally selected from vats and barrels of a lesser caliber than the "Grand Vin," it is typically made from the younger vines.

Château Margaux:
Château Margaux was one of the first four estates to be named a First Growth (Premier or 1er Cru Classé) in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855, and continues to be one of the most prestigious wines in all of France. The estate, then known as “La Mothe de Margaux,” was founded in the early 12th century on the left bank of the Garonne estuary in the Médoc. In 11... Read more
Château Margaux was one of the first four estates to be named a First Growth (Premier or 1er Cru Classé) in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855, and continues to be one of the most prestigious wines in all of France. The estate, then known as “La Mothe de Margaux,” was founded in the early 12th century on the left bank of the Garonne estuary in the Médoc. In 1152, Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry Plantagenet, the future Henry II of England, which made Aquitaine (Bordeaux and environs) English property until the end of the 100 Years War in 1453. For over a couple of centuries, this ensured the sale and trade of Bordeaux wines, Margaux included, to the English market. The royal family and assorted English nobility became huge fans as a result. In the 1570s, Pierre de Lestonnac overhauled the estate and vineyards, clearing grain in favor of grapevines, and propelled the future success of the wines. By the beginning of the 18th century, there were some 265 hectares under vine, which is roughly what it still is today. This was also when the estate manager, only known as “Berlon,” established the practice of vinifying red and white grapes separately, as well as waiting till later in the day to pick grapes so they wouldn’t be covered in dew and rot as easily as they waited for production. The last part of the 18th century was a boom for Margaux. The 1771 vintage was the first Bordeaux to be sold at Christie’s. In 1787, Thomas Jefferson counted it among vineyards of the “first quality.” But not unlike other properties in this part of France, and despite its classification in 1855, Margaux suffered during the years of the Revolution, downy mildew and phylloxera. By 1893, it had regained its former glory with one of the most successful vintages of the 19th century. The estate went through a cycle of many owners over the next century. The 1970s were a particularly bad time under the Ginestets as much of the world was in a recession and three successive vintages - 1972, 1973 and 1974 - were deemed unsaleable (it was, incidentally, the Ginestets who had the bright idea to declare vintages only in “good” harvest years in the first place). Ownership was finally overturned to André Mentzelopoulos in 1977, who invested in the vineyards, reinstated the second wines of Pavillon Rouge and Pavillon Blanc, and renovated the estate. Even though he was only in control for a couple of years until his death in 1980, his tireless efforts paved the way for the great successes of the subsequent decades, starting in the early 1980s. 1982 in particular was the vintage when international investors really took note of both the Château Margaux and Pavillons, and when critics such as Robert Parker began promoting the “Bordeaux Futures” frenzy with Margaux as one of the top estates. This new tradition has persevered into present day as these wines continue to please palates, command huge auction returns and take coveted positions in cellars throughout the world.  Read less

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Snooth User: Stephie
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2.50 5
04/08/2008

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Pavillon de Lacombe Bordeaux Superieur Bouteille Rouge

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

Fresh, fruity, vivid. Youthful, beautiful balance, will develop into a great wine. Fresh palate, with good depth of flavor, ripe tannins, early maturing. From 2018.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/04/2009

RP: The best second wine yet made by Chateau Margaux is undoubtedly the 2005 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux, a blend of nearly 50% Merlot and the rest primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Petit Verdot. Extremely rich in color, flesh, fruit, and glycerin, this amazingly opulent, full-bodied effort tips the scales at 14% alcohol ... a full degree higher than its grander sibling. Serious consumers should consider purchasing this gorgeous offering.


External Review
01/16/2009

48% Cabernet Sauvgnon, 48% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. Thick glass coating of purple / red. Rich Bing cherry, chocolate, coffee, rasberry, hints of sour cherry and spice on the nose. Dense, lush and full with big tannins. New oak, rasberry and bitte... Mike Supple. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Margaux, Pavillon Rouge du Chateau 3000ml


External Review
01/29/2009

This is a wonderful rare wine available in limited quantities . Usually there are no more than a few bottles in stock and sells out quickly. We will contact you immediately if this item become unavailable or if we have any problems fulfilling your


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

Fresh, fruity, really vivid, very fine. Still very youthful with beautiful into great Margaux. Freshness continues onto the palate, with good depth of flavor, ripe tannins which firm up on second taste. From 2018.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
07/04/2008

This delicious Shiraz Grenache recently won Blue-Gold at Sydney's 2007 wine show. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, flowers, chocolate, spice and a certain savoury minerally dried herb character that is most attractive. Touch of flyspray. On the palate medium bodied with raspberry, cherry, chocolate, spice and dried herb flavours. Fine lightly sandy tannins. Strikes a good balance between sweet fruit and more leathery savoury flavours and has no obvious alcoholic kick. Finishes dry with good length of flavour. High drinkability.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
01/19/2009

RP: Margaux�s second wine gets better with each vintage. The 2005 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux (200,000 bottles produced) is an equal part blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with a hefty alcohol content. Fleshy, opulent, and nearly decadent, with terrific fruit, a creamy texture, and supple tannin, it can be enjoyed over the next 12-15+ years.


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This second wine of Château Margaux was introduced in 1908 and now represents 50% of the overall estate production. Generally selected from vats and barrels of a lesser caliber than the "Grand Vin," it is typically made from the younger vines.

Dietary Information: Organic

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 750 ml grams per liter

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