Château Margaux - Pavillon Blanc 2015
Château Margaux - Pavillon Blanc 2015 (93 TSW)
One week ago we tasted this beautiful Sauvignon Blanc from the Bordeaux region. This Pavillon Blanc is considered as one of the best white wine of the Médoc.
Château Margaux is one of the most famous wineries in the world. It is located in Bordeaux directly at the town of Margaux.
The winery is classified as Premier Grand Cru Classé according to the Bordeaux wine classification system of 1855. The winery covers 77 hectares for red wine and 12 hectares for white wine and it produces about 75% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot and a little cabernet franc and petit diluted (5%) and added Sauvignon blanc for the white wine.
Château Margaux belongs to the Greek Mrs. Corinne Mentzelopoulos since 2003. The château is the undisputed leader in the appeal and currently one of the most sought-after wines on the world market. 2015 was marked by the 200th anniversary of the castle, which resembles the Parthenon with its column construction. In addition, there was the official opening of the new buildings, drawn by the renowned architect Norman Foster.
Sadly in 2015, General Manager Paul Pontallier, who has played a very important role, died in the last years of rebuilding and glory of this Premier cru.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright citrus yellow color.
On the medium+ nose with hints of pear, grapefruit and peach with hints of flowers, orangepeel and light vanilla.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and beautiful balance. Flavours of peach, honey, toast, cream and spices. Long persistent finish. Wow!