2005 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 1.5 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Margaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 88
Vinous Media: 89-92
Wine Enthusiast: 92--Jeff Leve: 90
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"Very beautiful aromas of crushed flowers--like roses--follow through to plum, berry and Indian spices. Full-bodied, refined and silky, with lovely ripe fruit and a delicate aftertaste of raisin and flowers. The second wine of Margaux. Best after 2012." (WS)

"Stylish and pure, the 2005 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux is soft and round, with a deep ruby color, silky tannins, medium body and a lush, seductive mouthfeel. It is drinking well already and should continue to do so for another 8-10 years." (WA)

"(48% each merlot and cabernet sauvignon plus 4% petit verdot) Bright ruby-red. Very pure aromas of blackberry, cassis, violet and spicy oak. Very ripe and rich in the mouth, with a much more pliant texture than the grand vin Quite chewy on the back end, finishing with broad, sweet tannins and a touch of warmth. This has alcohol in the 14% range, or a full point higher than Chateau Margaux's 13%." (VM)

"All about red fruits, this is a celebration of ripe Merlot and Cabernet. It is touched with wood, but the flavors are of lively acidity, red berries, just showing some bitter chocolate. And to finish, more freshness." (WE)

"Soft, smooth and ready for prime time, with its elegant, fresh, cherries, floral and earthy profile." (JL)