PAVILLON ROUGE & BIG SISTER MARGAUX
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.