Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux

A particularly severe, late frost, on 10th May, drastically reduced the potential crop size. It was in the following year that we installed our frost-fighting system... Due to the very fine weather conditions which followed in spring and summer, a second generation of bunches, in smaller number, managed to come to very good ripeness. Immediately, 1982 proved to be the best Pavillon Blanc we had made for a very long time. For the first time, we not only had great aromatic finesse, but also great power on the palate, which enabled the wine to develop magnificently in bottle. Still today, this wine displays remarkable freshness and "sap". To be enjoyed now, but a few bottles can be kept aside to see how this wine develops.

(January 2006)



Throughout the whole year, the weather conditions were very favourable for the vines and for the ripening of the grapes. After an early flowering, the summer was particularly hot, especially in July and during the first two weeks of September. The grapes reached outstanding ripeness levels with, among other feats, a record concentration in sugar. (The picking began 20th September)