Top Tier Second Label!

As the late “Perfectionist,” Paul Pontallier would gladly confirm; 2nd Label ≠ 2nd Best. Hailing from the legendary 2009 vintage, the Pavillon Rouge du Margaux offers the best of all worlds. Stunning pedigree from Château Margaux’s hallowed grounds, the elevated winemakers touch courtesy of famed Paul Ponatiller, and the charismatic style of a touch of age combine for an experiential glassful. Linger over a bottle, solo or with good company, but don’t linger too long on this offer – this cellar staple has shooting star quality.

“We were tempted to make a Pavillon better than ever. Luscious but light. Stricter selection for Pavillon than usual.” – Paul Pontallier, Château Margaux (1957-2016)

Featured Wine

Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2009 @ $285

Average Online Price: $399

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Critics’ Reviews:

James Suckling 95: “ Very ripe for a second wine this is now delicious thanks to the rich blackberry and cassis fruit, full supple tannins and long finish that’s simultaneously dry and creamy. Where is that porterhouse steak? Drink or hold.” – James Suckling

Decanter 93: “This is an absolutely killer combination of vibrant, plush red fruits and finely-wrought tannins that are still working hard on the silky-smooth palate. With vibrant edging to the colour and a gorgeous, mouthwatering finish, this is a near-perfect Pavillon – ready to enjoy now but will go long. Great stuff, and bodes well for the rest of the vintage in Margaux.” – Decanter

Wine Advocate 93: “Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux features an expressive, beautifully floral nose of dried roses and candied violets over a core of kirsch, Black Forest cake and fragrant earth with touches of black tea and cigar box. Medium-bodied, the palate is soft, plush, elegant and open-knit with an effortlessness to its character and a perfumed finish.” – Lisa Perotti-Brown