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Dead or alive? 95 Pavillon Rouge

by Jenise » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:27 pm

Reports on Cellartracker are mixed. Of the last five reports, two found it okay in 2012 (one, who sounded like he knew his way around a Bordeaux, said "Has time") but the three more recent reports (from names unfamiliar) describe it in the grip of death. Anyone here taste one recently?
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Re: Dead or alive? 95 Pavillon Rouge

by Diane (Long Island) » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:47 pm

Jenise - I used to drink Pavillon Rouge and I may have had the 1995, but it would have been in the days before I cellared and understood the benefits of cellaring wine. I just think that 1995 is a tough vintage and would be concerned about the imbalance between fruit and tannins. At this time, I only have one remaining 1995, and that is Angelus.
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Re: Dead or alive? 95 Pavillon Rouge

by Jenise » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:23 pm

Diane (Long Island) wrote:Jenise - I used to drink Pavillon Rouge and I may have had the 1995, but it would have been in the days before I cellared and understood the benefits of cellaring wine. I just think that 1995 is a tough vintage and would be concerned about the imbalance between fruit and tannins. At this time, I only have one remaining 1995, and that is Angelus.


Yikes, really? I am certain I have a few I haven't touched: Montrose, Giscours, Margaux, and Ducru-Beaucailou off the top of my head among them. Just one Pavillon, which was a gift. I've never bought it for myself so I don't even relate to it being in my cellar.
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Re: Dead or alive? 95 Pavillon Rouge

by David M. Bueker » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:30 pm

I sorely doubt it is dead/dying. Too tannic for its own good? Sure.
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Re: Dead or alive? 95 Pavillon Rouge

by Diane (Long Island) » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:52 pm

I had the a Ducru last year and the tannins were huge. I would feel confident in that one, and I wish I had another bottle to drink in a few years.
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Re: Dead or alive? 95 Pavillon Rouge

by Jenise » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:08 pm

Diane (Long Island) wrote:I had the a Ducru last year and the tannins were huge. I would feel confident in that one, and I wish I had another bottle to drink in a few years.


Same here, though the bottle of a friend vs. one of my own.
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