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The second wine, the 2010 Pavillon Rouge (essentially two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot with small quantities and Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) looks to be a wine to age for 20 or more years, but it is quite drinkable already. Soft, supple and luscious, with oodles of blue and black fruits, the floral character one expects, and not a trace of herbaceousness, oak or aggressiveness, this is a beautiful, round, generous wine to drink over the next 18-20 years.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013)
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Pavillon Rouge has an introverted nose at first, but it opens nicely in the glass to reveal blackberry, sage and undergrowth scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle, spice-tinged entry. Good extraction here, almost honeyed in the mouth but there is the acidity to keep everything in check. This Pavillon Rouge is "sweet 'n tender" and should age well. Tasted January 2014.
– eRobertParker.com, Mar 2014
(38% harvest, 13.4%) [66CS/30M/4PV] Lovely nose of purely defined ripe red and blackcurrant fruit, with a fine minerality; perfectly constituted second wine, fresh, ripe, concentrated in fruit, fine in its frame of tannin; a lovely density and purity of flavour, long, refined and fresh, with pronounced pebbly aromatic aromas on the finish under the sweet, pure red fruit. Great, and wonderfully complete Pavillon Rouge, probably up to the quality of the Grand Vin in many vintages of the the 80's and even 90's. As Paul Pontallier is himself at pains to point out! 2022-35+ [M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2011]
Rather dense and muscular, with a broad range of red and black fruits, roasted apple wood and red licorice flavors. Features an iron-packed finish, but with a velvety coating. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.
This the greatest Pavillon Rouge ever made. Aromas of flowers, smoke, currants and raspberries follow through to a full body, with super silky tannins and a long, long finish. This is balanced and refined with wonderful depth. Hard to believe it's a second wine. Better after 2018.
– jamessuckling.com, November 2013
Quality 821 | Brand 928 | Economics 923 |
Quality: Above the average quality score of its peer group for the 2010 vintage, 771 Brand: We found this wine on 14 of the world's top restaurant wine lists, including Pollen Street Social Economics: Above its peer group average price of £65 for the 2010 vintage Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 112,956 bottles
- www.wine-lister.com June 2017
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