Grape: Cabernet Merlot Petit Verdot Cabernet FrancABV: 13Country: FranceGrape: Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit VerdotRegion: BordeauxVariety: Red WineVintage: 2011Volume: 750mlThe Pavillon Rouge is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It has a very fine, elegant bouquet with blackberry, briary, black olive and a strong mineral content. It is finely focused, but not potent. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, tensile tannins on the entry and a core of brine-tinged black fruit. It errs towards a more masculine Pavillon than feminine, prioritizes focus over flamboyance with a tightly-wound, citric finish. This is very fine, but it will need two or three years in bottle. Tasted April 2012.