pavillon rouge du chateau margaux, margaux 2010
JAMES SUCKLING
96
WINE SPECTATOR
94

2010 pavillon rouge du chateau margaux, margaux

Why We're Buying

No, Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux is not the same as Château Margaux. In fact, the estate even had a label until 1906 to make that distinction clear. Still, it rivals the legendary grand vin of its counterpart. Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux is one of the most expensive second wines in France, retailing upward of $250.

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
96

James Suckling

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.

WINE SPECTATOR
94

Wine Spectator

This is lovely, with a powerful backdrop of graphite and tar, harnessed by flavors of velvety plum, steeped fig and black currant preserves. The long incense- and black tea-filled finish completes the seduction. Refined, defined and poised. Best from 2014 through 2025.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux offers up scents of blackcurrant cordial, wild thyme and fertile loam with hints of cedar chest, pencil lead and tar. Medium-bodied, the palate is just a tad lean with chewy tannins and bold freshness, finishing on an herbal note.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

Wine Enthusiast

Dense and structured, this second wine from Château Margaux is magnificent. There are hints of bitter chocolate, along with tarry fruit. It is very textured, just hinting at extraction. The tannins are rounded and velvet-like in character. It's a wine for medium-term aging.