Tasted blind at the Southwold 2012 tasting. The 2012 Pavillon Blanc de Chateau Margaux has a crisp gooseberry, flinty, quite taut and linear bouquet that is not interested in the flamboyance of its peers. The palate is balanced with well-judged acidity, but it feels very primal and lacks the personality that others have showed. This is strangely reticent at the moment - perhaps in a broody adolescent patch? Tasted January 2016.
(227, The Wine Advocate 29th Oct 2016)