90-92/100 Andrew Caillard MW. Medium deep colour. Red cherry/ raspberry aromas. Fresh sage wintergreen aromas. Sweet cherry/ raspberry chalky savoury tannins, touch al dente but a lively crispness and vinosity. Tannin plume at the finish. Still quite elemental.
91-93/100 Rpbert Parker Jr. The 2011 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux is one of the finest examples of this cuvee I have ever tasted. It hit 13% natural alcohol and represents only 28% of the harvest. This blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc reveals more structure than most vintages in addition to lots of dark berry fruit intermixed with hints of wood smoke, forest floor and spring flowers. Very pure with striking minerality as well as a long finish, it should drink well for two decades or more.
16.5/20 Julia Harding MW, Jancis Robinson.Rich deep crimson. Bright aromatic cherry fruit. Full in the mouth even though the fruit is very pure. Tannins have a sort of flattened finesse, smooth but dry and carpet-like. Rounded and lots of clear fruit. Long, too, but overall lacks energy.
17.5/20 Steven Spurrier, Decanter. Beautiful fragrant purity of fruit, crystal clear, a feminine style of wine with taffeta, lissom texture and length for the future. Drink 2016-2026.