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Pavillon Rouge Du Chateau Margaux 2010
"The 2010 Ermitage Le Pavillon has a black purple color to the rim and an extraordinary nose of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, lead pencil shavings, pen ink as well as hints of licorice and truffle. Great texture, amazing richness and off-the-charts extract levels make this a true connoisseur’s wine for those with patience...98-100" WA 12/11 "Vivid purple. Pungent, intensely perfumed bouquet displays black and blue fruits, violet, Moroccan spices and a hint of rooty sassafras. Sweet and lush on entry, then bright and intense in the middle, offering powerful blackberry and boysenberry flavors and suggestions of bitter chocolate and cola. Finishes juicy and very long, with outstanding energy and notes of allspice and candied dark berries...94-96" IWC 3/12
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Liquid velvet, with stunning length and a caressing mouthfeel, as layers of creamed plum, blackberry coulis and steeped black currant fruit glides along, seamlessly intertwined with black tea, mulled blood orange, incense and lilac. Hints of mesquite and alder hang subtly in the background, and the structure, evident and massive, has melded wonderfully. —Non-blind Château Margaux vertical (December 2013). Best from 2018 through 2040.
90% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot, 1.5% cabernet franc, and 1.5% petit verdot. Super perfumed aromas of crushed violet, black cherry, blackberry liquor and crushed rock flourish on the nose, trailed by vanilla and kirsch. The palate exhibits more bla... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Margaux, Chateau 1500ml
The 2010 is a brilliant Chateau Margaux, as one might expect in this vintage. The percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend hit 90%, the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and only 38% of the crop made it into the Chateau Margaux. Paul Pontallier, the administrator, told me that this wine has even higher levels of tannin than some other extraordinary vintages such as 2005, 2000, 1996, etc. Deep purple, pure and intense, with floral notes, tremendous opulence and palate presence, this is a wine of considerable nobility. With loads of blueberry, black currant and violet-infused fruit and a heady alcohol level above 13.5% (although that looks modest compared to several other first growths, particularly Chateau Latour and Chateau Haut-Brion), its beautifully sweet texture, ripe tannin, abundant depth and profound finish all make for another near-perfect wine that should age effortlessly for 30–40 years.
A mouthwatering tobacco leaf note leads the way, quickly followed by steeped black currant and fig fruit, with dark tar and ganache on the back end. Roasted alder and juniper hints hang in the background. Extremely backward, with a firm, tannic structure, this is girded for the long haul. Judging from the finely beaded acidity and lilting echo of lilac that peeks in now, this should acquire sensational aromatics and incredible grace with age. Best from 2018 through 2040.
A great wine that is just starting out. The high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend gives the structured, black currant character. Dark chocolate and layers of wood are forward, revealing how young the wine is. And then the fruit, so rich and powerful, brings deliciousness to the firm, dense structure. Age for many years.
Saturated ruby-red. Deep aromas of blackberry licorice and bitter chocolate complicated by nuances of loam and coffee extract. Dense thick and sweet but with harmonious acidity giving shape and lift to the pungent cassis spice and tobacco flavors. Youthfully chewy wine with terrific underlying structure and a very long sappy finish featuring broad tannins and a hint of licorice. This has improved considerably since the Primeurs but I still think the 2009 Margaux is the superior wine.
90% cabernet sauvignon 7% merlot 1.5% cabernet franc and 1.5% petit verdot. Super perfumed aromas of crushed violet black cherry blackberry liquor and crushed rock flourish on the nose trailed by vanilla and kirsch. The palate exhibits more blackberry and cassis along with chocolate and exotic Asian spice. This shows amazing purity and elegance for a wine of such concentration and power and comes across as silky smooth thanks to the fine grained tannins. 13.5% alcohol. This is Margaux a pure expression and an absolutely stunning wine! Better than 2009 and perhaps one of the best ever. Tasted at Chateau Margaux. Alex Lallos.
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