Appellation: AOC Margaux (Bordeaux region)


Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (30%)


Farming: Sustainable


Aromatics: Blackcurrants, blackberries, floral, earthy, dusty smokiness and oaky character.


Palate: A true Margaux reflecting the unique characteristic of this Medoc sub-region. Delicate, subtle and feminine with ripe blackberries fruits. This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend is approachable and elegant, with incredible balance and great oak integration with age.

About the wine: Traditional Margaux in style, 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 with the estate belonging to the same family for some seven generations.


When to drink: Drink now of in the next 10 years after vintage.

Service: 15 to 16 degrees. Decant for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Food match: Margaux wines are perfect with game or roasted lamb shoulder with a few garlic cloves, or other earthy dishes. Funnily enough grilled fish in sauce works well with the wines of Margaux.


Decanter, Steven Spurrier: “Attractive southern Margaux, fruit, supple and nicely balance”

Vinous: Vintage 90/100

2012 Chateau Paveil de Luze, Margaux, Cru Bourgeois