Pavillon Rouge 1989 possesses all the qualities of this outstanding vintage : concentration, richness and roundness. It is very enjoyable to drink now, but it can of course be kept for a good ten years more.
1989 will long be remembered as an exceptionally early vintage and a very easy one, from a vine-growing point of view. The flowering, then the colour-change and the ripening all took place in perfect weather, which was particularly hot and dry. Finally, there was not one single day of rain during the harvest. From beginning to end, then, 1989 was a dream year. (The picking began 11th September)