|Oak Treatment||French Oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||48% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot|
An amazing 2005! The Merlot that was not allowed a place in the blend of the top wine brings incredible power and life to the Pavillon Rouge. It makes up 48% of the blend! The Cabernet Sauvignon (also 48%) contributes both density and restraint which could have been missing with the opulent, fleshy character of the Merlot. The Petit Verdot (4%) plays its discreet and necessary part to the full as an accent in the blend. The wine as a whole is surprisingly powerful, fat and balanced –that’s the magic of blending! The 2005, along with the 2010 and 2015, is the richest Pavillon Rouge, in tannin and alcohol, that we have ever produced. It is already very good to drink, but will benefit from several more years of aging.
Chateau Margaux, a Premier Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux, is one of the most famous wines in the world. Care has been lavished on the property by a line of owners with an abiding concern for the reputation of the estate.
For more than five hundred years, season after season, generations of vineyard-workers, grapeharvesters, cellar-workers, coopers and many other craftsmen have all played a part in making Chateau Margaux what it is today: a wine with an incomparable personality, reflected in the elegant Palladian building which adorns its label. In 1977, the estate was purchased by the late André Mentzelopoulos, and it is now run by his daughter, Corinne Mentzelopoulos.