Tast­ing notes

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Mar­gaux 2001

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.

Mar­gaux 2011

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.

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