A very rare White Bordeaux made by 1st Growth Chateau Margaux. Having tasted Pavillon Blanc a few times, we must say that they have met expectations despite their high prices. If you are a Bordeaux lover, you MUST taste this one day because they are really hard to get hold of. Extremely limited.
Notes by Château Margaux:
'The precociousness of the Sauvignon Blanc (harvesting took place between August 28th and September 5th) kept it safe from late-season rainfall. The grapes were in perfect condition and fine summer weather allowed them to ripen in the best of circumstances. As a result, the sugars concentrated while retaining excellent acidity which is essential to the balance of a great white wine. We selected the best from our plots in Virefougasse to blend a wine of complex aromas, roundness on the palate and an extra-long finish with delicate notes of citrus and white flowers. The 2017 vintage is distinctive for its opulence and an intense fruit that recall the finest Pavillon Blanc vintages.' (April 2018)
'Margaux has a spraying system to combat frost at the Pavillon Blanc vineyard, but they lost a bit of production, with yields finishing at only 22 hectoliters per hectare. The nose of the 2017 Pavillon Blanc du Chateau Margaux is a little reticent to begin, giving way to beautiful white peach, grapefruit and lemongrass notes plus hints of mandarin peel, honeysuckle, baking bread and just a waft of ginger. The medium to full-bodied palate is very crisp and super intense, laden with citrus and stone fruit layers, coupled with a lovely satiny texture and plenty of weight without feeling heavy, finishing with incredible length and a lingering mineral note.' Wine Advocate 96 pts