Monday, September 14, 2009


Margaux is one of the more renowned Bordeaux communes, and is found on the Left Bank of the Gironde as part of the larger region of the Medoc. Considered a more Cabernet Sauvignon-driven wine, the reds of the Margaux are usually much bolder and more tannic than their Right Bank counterparts. The Chateau Paveil de Luze Margaux 2006 is a remarkably accessible, more plush red than many of its brethren, displaying lots of up-front red and black fruit aromas and flavors. It is a surprisingly concentrated Cab-based claret that shows off quite a bit of depth for its price range.

You could call this Bordeaux the house red Bordeaux for the supplier from which I buy this wine, for they carry it in multiple sizes (magnums, double magnums) so it is definitely what you could call a “core” Bordeaux for us.

The Chateau Paveil de Luze is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc for a rich, sultry red that will most certainly convert anyone who doesn’t already enjoy a good Bordeaux.

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