By the quality of the selections, and the creation of a 3rd wine from 2009, Pavillon Rouge would have easily been considered as the Great Wine of Château Margaux only 20 years ago.
Dupont (Le Point) : 15.5/20 « Un peu "brassé" par un soutirage récent. Bouche élégante, tendue, petits tanins vifs, beaucoup de fruit. »
Quarin : 95/100 « Grand nez complexe, extrêmement fruité. Un des plus éclatants vus dans cette campagne Primeur 2019. [...] Comme d'habitude, la bouche est tout en grâce tactile, avec une sève étonnante et un gras fin qui permet à la stimulation de ce vin de rebondir en finale, long, délicat et incrachable. Une merveille ! »
Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « A gorgeous wine, the 2019 Pavillon Rouge represents 27% of the crop. All of the radiance of the year is on display. Super-ripe red cherry, red plum, spice, cedar and new leather are all kicked up a few notches, with silky tannins that wrap it all together. Even with all of its obvious richness, the 2019 possesses notable energy as well as freshness. »
Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The 2019 Pavillon Rouge is definitely one sample that repays aeration, initially very tight and unresponsive. [...] The palate is very well balanced with very fine tannins. This is clearly more "open for business" and what I really admire is that tang of salinity towards the finish, almost as if compensating for the bashful aromatics. Very fine, though it will require four or five years in bottle. »