Pavillon Rouge 1987 resembles Château Margaux in a slimmer and more developed form. It is very good to drink now and should not really improve in the future.
The weather was unsettled for the whole year. Hot weather and dry conditions never really set in, except for a ten-day spell in September, when it was very hot. The harvest began relatively late in difficult conditions with frequent rain showers. Fortunately, the weather was cold, which prevented any rot from developing. (The picking began 5th October)