Sibling Rivalry


A great terroir needs the weather at its most cooperative to produce exceptional wine.

Light and sun at the right time; wind when needed; and rain when precipitation is called for.

Put in another way, timing is all-important.

At a tasting last week at the chateau itself, PAVILLON ROUGE 2010 almost upstaged big sister MARGAUX 2006.

Both were decanted 2 hours.

PAVILLON ROUGE 2010 is aromatic with a persistence of blue fruit and whiffs of tobacco and a hint of sandalwood. 

CHATEAU MARGAUX 2006, a lighter vintage, still has a delicate floral aspect and enviable intensity of fruit with a leathery note. 

All seven of us, none used the spittoon.

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