Pavillion Rouge du Chateau Margaux 1996

92 points

Margaux, Bordeaux. 12.5%

Many bottles from this case have been disappointing. A good but rather plain, obviously Merlot oriented wine. Out of company with other left-bank 96s.

But now at 17 years old it is starting to blossom. Rich but now with savoury and green hints, making a very attractive wine.

For a 2nd wine showing this sort of longevity is a surprise to me. I wrote this wine off too early. Very pleased to be found wrong.


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