⭐️88/100⭐️ π‘·π’‚π’—π’Šπ’π’π’π’ π‘Ήπ’π’–π’ˆπ’†, 1977 πŸ“Margaux, Bordeaux, FranceπŸ‡«πŸ‡· πŸ‡

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⭐️88/100⭐️ π‘·π’‚π’—π’Šπ’π’π’π’ π‘Ήπ’π’–π’ˆπ’†, 1977 πŸ“Margaux, Bordeaux, FranceπŸ‡«πŸ‡· πŸ‡ 60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 33% Merlot / 6% Cabernet Franc / 1% Petit Verdot ⚑️13% Tasted: March 2021 Well, I’ll skip the introduction of this legendary winery and jump directly to the first vintage of β€œ2nd generation Pavillon Rouge”. Sold under the name of β€œChΓ’teau Margaux 2nd wine”, it took its permanent name of β€œPavillon Rouge du ChΓ’teau Margaux” in 1908. But from the start 1930’s, no 2nd cru were made for decades, until 1977 (this vintage), when Pavillon Rouge returned to once again raise the quality of the 1st cru. A few years after, a 3rd cru joined the portfolio to increase the quality of the Pavillon Rouge too. Well, the blend consists of the four main grapes of the region, but the percentages of each variety change a bit each vintage (those mentioned here are from the oldest vintage I could dig up for the Pavillon R.) - but like the 1st cru, it’s dominated by Cab. Sauvignon. - Made from the estate’s younger vines. - Spontaneous fermentation in steel and wooden vats. - 18-22 months in new barrique. Easy-peasy, welcome to classic Bordeaux. The color is simply amazing and expresses a well stored mature wine. The bouquet needed time to open up, starting with an overload of damp basement and wet newspaper. After 30 min, some fine tertiary notes of raw mushrooms, fresh wet topsoil, clay and gravel and some leather substituted the old funk. Slowly, some red mature fruit came to life followed by sweet tobacco, coffee grounds, black olives and matured meat. In general a fine increase of the nose over time. The palate offered a medium(-) body, quite a juicy (and impressive for the age) acidity and totally integrated tannins. Mild red fruit (unripe cherry), raisins, cedar, leather, cayenne pepper, roasted mushrooms and an iron-like finish. Passed its peak, but better than expected. #wine #winelover #pavillonrouge #chateaumargaux #margaux #bordeaux #france #frenchwine #wineporn #finewine #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #vin #vinrouge #vinorosso #vino #cultwine #gourmet #winereview #vintagewine #rarewine #🍷

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