Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux

The second wine of Château Margaux is perfectly in keeping with the quality of this extraordinary vintage, which enabled wines to attain a rare level of power, complexity and opulence. The impression of harmony and complexity which comes through when tasting the Pavillon Rouge 1982 is perhaps the sign that this wine has reached its peak. In any case, there is probably nothing to be gained by waiting to drink the wine. (October 2018)



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)