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Pavillon Blanc 2020 En Primeur: “Balanced and successful”

  • “Completing a strong set of wines at Margaux,” says Jane Anson.
  • The wine has been released internationally at £2,160 (12×75).
  • The 2018 looks like a good value in-bottle alternative.

The 2020 Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux has been released for €180 per bottle ex-négociant, up 15.4% on the 2019 release.

The wine is being offered by the international trade for £2,160 per 12×75, 10.4% more than the current Market Price of the 2019.

40% of the overall production went into the final blend.

Critical Opinion

The 2020 Pavillon Blanc received 97-points from Jane Anson (Decanter). She said it was “balanced and successful” and “easy to recommend”.

James Lawther MW ( gave it 17+ points. He commented on its “appealing depth, texture and weight and everything in balance”.

Jean Marc-Quarin rated it 93-points.

Benchmark Critic Neal Martin has not scored the 2019 or 2020 wines yet.

Fair Value

The 2020 Pavillon Blanc looks well positioned in the context of previous vintages – above the last two but below 2015 and 2017.

The 2018 vintage might attract buyers with 93-points from Neal Martin and costing 10.6% less.

The 2016 also boasts 93-points from Martin and is available at a similar price level to today’s release.

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