The Pavillon Rouge 2006 is a powerful wine, full of flavour, with a fresh, firm finish, perhaps a little austere today, but whose richness and balance guarantee superb development in the years to come.
A great majority of the wine is made up of Merlot and it blends in very nicely since it has plenty of finesse and power, but is well complemented with the primary grape varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon which adds a graceful touch to the complexity of the wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon additionally provides a tannic power and rare vivacity which is supported by the small amount of Petit Verdot.
Wine Enthusiast (WE): 90
Delicate and elegant wine, with smoky fruit, ripe but freshened with a tight layer of acidity. It has delicious black currant juice flavors, but the texture remains light and the tannins soft.