The force of a wine or any cultural expression is dependent on the context in which it is understood.
@kumushawines is not here just to fit in but to claim it’s rightful space and be understood in the native African culture. :
:kumusha : myhome : myroots : myculture : myorigins
Game of thrones Wein!
Zunächst steigen fruchtige Aromen nach reifer, teilweise etwas matschiger Banane die Nasenflügel hinauf. Der Duft fühlt sich dabei kompakt und dicht in der Nase an. Dazu zeigen sich verführerische Röstaromen nach gebrannter Mandel und kandierten Früchten. Ein komplexer und angenehmer Duft, der wunderbar riecht und dabei Lust auf den ersten Schluck macht.
🍷 My ‘cellar’ [cupboard under the stairs] has been getting out of control. Time to bring some organisation... how do you organise your wine? On another note... who wants to come and help me drink some of these?! 🤷🏻♂️🤷🏻♂️ 🍷🍷🍷
Chateau Margaux needs no introduction. In a constant search for excellence they started the rigours selection of the grapes that make it into the grand vin. From the 17th century onwards these grapes that did not make the cut were vinified seperate and sold under the name “Chateau Margaux 2eme vin.” Essentially this could be called the birth of a second wine in Bordeaux though the 1902 Clos du Marquis of leoville las cases seems to take the cake as the first official on record. Fast forward hundreds of years and The first official vintage for Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux was the 1906 released in 1908. Though the production was ceased between the period of the 30’s to mid 70’s Pavillion Rouge re-emerged to the market in 1978
In recent times the quality has grown from strength to strength. The birth of a third and fourth wine from chateau Margaux freed the second wine from anything that could drag its quality down. It has also seen a boost in quality as selection for the grand vin became more exclusive, meaning a lot more of the better fruit makes it into the second wine. Pavilion Rouge now represents 50% of the overall estate production and sits in a quality bracket many associate with that of a 2nd growth chateau
In the winery things are done almost the same as the Grand Vin. Vinification takes place in vats that are a combination wood and stainless steel. It too is aged in new oak barrels, a large portion of which have been made by the estates own cooper. The main difference is maturation. Where the grand vin is aged for 18-24month Pavillon Rouge is bottled 3 to 4 months earlier
The 2006 proved to be a challenging harvest, but rigorous sorting for the grand vin passed a lot of good fruit to Pavilion Rouge. The final blend was made up of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. The nose is so pretty in its sleek perfumed nature. Aromatics entice of Violet, dark berry fruits and light cedar. In the mouth there is a unmistakable senses of power and softness. Lifted raspberry, currants and dark cherry flavours prevail with gentle tobacco, smoke and cedar in the shadows. The balance and roundness is gorgeous with solid length to the palate.