1982 Château Pavie

  • 91 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55985-1982-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($125) Good saturated full red. Exotic nose combines roasted raspberry, minerals and coffee; slight suggestions of old wine. Then sweet and minerally in the mouth, with nicely firm-edged fruit and good flavor delineation. Finish shows a slight dry edge and a hint of greenness. Best today in the middle palate. Drink over the next five years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The strongest Pavie in the eighties, this dark ruby-colored 1982 reveals aromas of strawberry jam intermixed with cherries, dried herbs, earth, and spice. Medium-bodied, with beautiful fruit flavors (particularly kirsch liqueur), this sweet, ripe, expansive Pavie has reached its apogee, where it should remain for 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Youthful ruby color, with a garnet edge. Floral and perfumed, with a berry undertone on the nose. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a pretty, straightforward fruit aftertaste. A very good bottle but not the outstanding wine I have tasted in the past.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Good color and fill. Nose is very thin with a hint of black fruit. Wine is thin with a little fruit left but really not much to offer. Wine is not spoiled or off.
    Drink Dates: 1986-1990
    Author: Walter Z
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Much better after being in the glass for an hour. Not want i expected for a 1982
    Drink Dates: 2009-2012
    Author: NC
  • Self | Rating:

    Not a great wine. Get rid of. Caviste Tasting Meeting, 2/5/13.
    Author: CdB Boston
  • Self | Rating: 89

    took 2 hours to open. smooth, soft, delicious
    Author: Sheky
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Upon opening, the nose produced smells such as barnyard, green pepper and red fruit. As the wine was sat for a few hours the nose develope more of a |older wine| smell;more of a traditional bordeaux nose. On the palet it was a bit closed and I would say past it's prime but still had good red berry notes and a medium finish. color was still a strong purple with some lightness around the edge.
    Author: Chandog
Chateau Pavie, the largest St.Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe (Class B), is located on an old peach orchard, known as pavies. Vines have been cultivated at Pavie since the 4th century, making it one of the two oldest estates in St. Emilion. The chateau produces about 15,000 cases per year made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines have an average age of 45 years and grow on clay, limestone and sand soils. Chateau La Gaffeliere and Chateau Pavie-Decesse border Pavie's vineyards. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrel and then ages in new oak. The wine's style is elegant with good depth of fruit on the palate. In recent years, Pavie has become richer and more concentrated. Chateau Pavie also produces a Bordeaux AC rose called La Rosee de Pavie.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 339 bottles owned
  • 103 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 103 collectors)