JD
93+
Jeb Dunnuck
JS
97
James Suckling
RP
93+
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
V
92+
Vinous
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Futures Pre-Sale (*)
*This presents a unique opportunity for wine enthusiasts and investors to acquire exceptional wines at favourable prices.

Pavillon Blanc du Chateau Margaux 2023 (Futures Pre-Sale) - 3 Bottles

This wine will be delivered after the Spring of 2026.

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Purchasing 'Bordeaux Futures' presents a unique opportunity for wine enthusiasts and investors to acquire exceptional wines at favourable prices.

At this point (2024) we know the price of the wine, but we do not know the cost of the product registration, recycling costs, freight costs, insurance costs, and potential storage fees. In past years, all these costs accounted for approximately $20 - $30 per bottle. In other words, at the time of delivery (2026), we will calculate all the charges due before the wine is released. GST will also be charged before delivery.

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Product description

This wine will be delivered after the Spring of 2026.

97 Points - James Suckling

This is quite a big Pavillon Blanc with sliced pineapple, ripe apple, lemon and stone. It's full-bodied, layered and phenolic with a ripe sense to it, but then it’s citrusy and salty. Like fresh oysters. Reminds me of vintages from the 1980s, but with more freshness and clarity.

93+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2023 Pavillon Blanc from Chateau Margaux, harvested during the morning hours of the August 23-30 heatwave, possesses a deep, complex bouquet of spring flowers, lemon oil, ripe orchard fruits, lemongrass and sweet gooseberries, followed by a medium to full-bodied, round and concentrated palate that's animated by lively acids, concluding with a long, taut, delicately phenolic finish. This bottling amounts to only 45% of the entire crop, the rest being relegated to a second wine.

93+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck

The 2023 Chateau Margaux Pavillon Blanc is knockout stuff and consistently checks in with the crème de la creme of dry whites from Bordeaux. All Sauvignon Blanc, it has a riveting nose of honeyed limes, grapefruit, and mint. This carries to a medium-bodied white with remarkable purity, a racy, almost bracing spine of acidity, incredible precision, and a great finish. It's going to be incredibly long-lived, and I suspect 2-4 years of bottle age will help its acidity round into form.

92+ Points - Vinous

The 2023 Pavillon Blanc is quite powerful in this vintage, marked by a combination of creamy, textured fruit, bright acids and an almost phenolic feel that adds pseudo-tannic structure. I imagine the 2023 will need a few years in bottle. Pavillon Blanc is usually more immediate and racier, but the 2023 looks like more of a long-distance runner. Lemon confit, almond and white flowers unfurl in the glass.