Decanter, Steven Spurrier: Vintage 2012, “Attractive southern Margaux, fruit, supple and nicely balance”
Vinous: Vintage 2012, 90/100
The Wine Front, Gary Walsh: Vintage 2010, 91/100
Category: Red full bodied.
Appellation: AOC Margaux (Bordeaux, left bank)
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (30%)
Farming: Sustainable (using organic principles)
About the wine: Traditional style Margaux. Château Paveil de Luze is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc. Located a few minutes from the Grand Cru road in the village of Soussans at the heart of the Margaux appellation. The De Luze family owns Chateau Paveil de Luze since 1862. The estate has been in the same family for some 7 generations.
Taste like: A true Margaux reflecting the unique characteristic of this Medoc sub-region. Delicate, subtle and feminine with ripe blackberry fruits. This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend is digest and elegant benefiting of an incredible balance and great oak integration with age.
When to drink: Drink now of in the next 10 years after vintage.
Service: 15 to 16 degrees. Decant for 30 min to 1 hour.
Food match: Margaux wines are perfect with game, roasted lamb shoulder with a few garlic cloves, duck magret, cassoulet, stew, beef bourguignon, rib steak, couscous, tajine, mushrooms, truffles or other earthy dishes. Funnily enough grilled fish in sauce works well with the wines of Margaux.