Pavillon Rouge 2017 has been released at €132 per bottle ex-negociant, up 16% on the 2016 release of €114. It is being offered by the trade at £1,620 per 12×75, an increase of 17% in sterling terms on the 2016 release of £1,380 per case.
Neal Martin (Vinous) scored this year’s Pavillon Rouge 88-90 points. In his tasting note, he commented that the wine “does not convey the elegance of the 2016 but there is plenty of spice and vigour on the finish”.
Chris Kissack (The Wine Doctor) was more generous and awarded 92-94 points. He commented that “this wipes the floor with the majority of the grands vins in the rest of the appellation in this vintage. It has charm, composure and elegance, and it exhibits lovely potential”.
Pavillon Rouge, along with the other second wines, has been on the rise for an extended period of time. Over the past year, the Pavillon Rouge Index is up 20%, positioning it among the top performers in Bordeaux.
Buyers looking for value may wish to consider the 2016. It carries a higher score than today’s release and is available at a slight discount.
Pavillon Blanc was also released today at €144 per bottle ex-negociant, up 20% on the 2016 release of €120. It is being offered by the trade at £1,776 per 12×75, an increase of 17% in sterling terms on the 2016 release of £1,512.
For price analysis on this morning’s Margaux release, click here.
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