The colour is a deep red with a lighter rim. Aromas are of red and dark fruit with nuances of red fruit coulis evolving with hints of animal and truffles. There is a similar development in the mouth, having a good depth of flavour made up of fruit and florals. Structure-wise, tannins are still quite forward but moderate and quite dry. The freshness is conveyed by the acidity, yet with the long finish, there is a faint sweetness that is quite attractive.
Dark red. Dry herbs and chocolate—a modern expression with lots of fruit, and flesh and definitely worth looking at in 10 years.—W&D wine panelist Daniel Chia This is, in all ways, a Margaux-centric wine with its soft fruit and velvety tannins. It is still quite youthful with flavours of bitter chocolate mingled with dark fruit.—W&D wine panelist Gerald Lu
A lovely expression of a great Bordeaux. Dark ruby in colour, it is still young yet showing a lot of finesse in the delivery of fruit, structure and finish.—Edwin Soon.
Pavillon du Chateau Margaux 2006 The second wine of the Grand Cru has many of its older sibling’s traits. The wine is cherry red with a dark brown edge. It shows flavours and aromas of chocolate, Chinese herbs, mixed small red fruit and fresh plums, which give way to soy after half an hour’s aeration. Tannins are soft but powerful, quite sticky yet smallgrained. The finish hints of sweet fruit.