1998 Château Pavie

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
  • 95 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55985-1998

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    A bit lean for the vintage but very good. Lots of tar, berry, tobacco and violet. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a smoky, fruity aftertaste. 6,665 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Ruby-red. Sappy, liqueur-like aromas of cherry, raspberry coulis, roast coffee and exotic wood spices. Wonderfully sweet and mouthfilling, but with harmonious acidity giving shape and clarity to the flavors. Finishes quite long, with fine tannins. Not at all overextracted; in fact, here the tannins seem a bit sweeter than those of the '99. Still unfolding; this may ultimately surpass the '99.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Still blackish hints in the crimson. Sweet spicy notes on the nose. Quite complex and intriguing without being exaggerated. Lovely balance and follow through. Long and neat. This wine is really rewarding. Just slightly dry on the finish. Hint of orange peel.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 38872
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    This wine still possesses a dense, youthful, plum/garnet color to the rim, with very little lightening. The first vintage for Pavie under Chantal and Gerard Perse, the 1998 is full-bodied, showing lots of cedar wood, forest floor, roasted herbs, black cherry and blackcurrant and new saddle leather. It is quite full-bodied, opulent and seems to be just entering its plateau of full maturity, where it should last another 15-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: RDV
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: taipanli
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Raised in 100% new oak with malolactic fermentation occurring in barrel, the wine?s cepage is 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Darkly colored, the wine already shows a somewhat mature nose of mint, oak, sweet vanilla, and warm black cherry. On the palate, there is plenty of tannin and substantial but integrated acidity.
    Drink Dates: 2003-2012
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 97

    This is a 50 year wine. Drink now or save for 25 years. Outstanding full bodied and powerful with a beautiful finish that lasts and lasts. Must decantear for 3-4 hours. This most profound Pavie I have ever tasted alough I am looking forward to trying the amazing 1999 Pavie.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2035
    Author: NC
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.
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 2504 bottles owned
  • 312 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 312 collectors)