Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux

The selection of a third wine, begun in 1997, was continued in 1998. It has now become a systematic reflex. This practice, which demonstrates our growing concern for rigorous selection, as much for the second wine as for the first, enabled us to make a Pavillon Rouge 1998 of astonishing concentration. Pavillon Rouge has all the qualities of the vintage; intense fruit, great length on the palate and of course very good aging capacity. You can start drink the wine, but there is no hurry. (October 2018)



The dates for bud-break, flowering and colour change in the grapes correspond exactly to the averages. What distinguishes this growing season is the exceptional heat and drought during the month of August : the grapes acquired an excellent level of concentration early on. The heavy rain at the end of September came too late to cause significant dilution. (The picking began on 24th September)