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 during the tasting of Pavillon Rouge 1982 is perhaps the sign that this wine has reached its peak. In any case, it is perfectly pleasant to drink today, so it can be enjoyed now, but it can also be kept a few years more.
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)