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This is too good in 2019. Open and aromatic on the nose, the palate shows the breeding of its bigger brother, but with slightly less intensity, and slightly less fine tannins. Still, a simply brilliant wine: one of the best I’ve tried.
The 2019 Pavillon Rouge is definitely one sample that repays aeration, initially very tight and unresponsive. It then begins to unfurl, revealing introverted black fruit laced with sea spray and light Japanese nori scents. It is well defined and detailed, yet never becomes as expressive as some of its peers. The palate is very well balanced with very fine tannins. This is clearly more "open for business" and what I really admire is that tang of salinity towards the finish, almost as if compensating for the bashful aromatics. Very fine, though it will require four or five years in bottle.
Ready 2021 - 2040
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