The dilution caused by the heavy rain during the harvest affected the grapes that were already very ripe due to the very favourable weather during August. The 1993 Pavillon Rouge is quite light, but fine and well balanced with a slightly vegetal note which is slowly fading as the wine ages in bottle. It can be enjoyed as of now, but will gain complexity over the next few years.
After an earlier than normal bud-break, the weather conditions were very favourable for the flowering, which was particularly fast and even. July was very dry but cool ; August was very hot and dry. On 10th September, the quality potential was remarkable. Unfortunately, the harvest was very rainy. (The picking began on 19th September)