FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-EMILION
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95($195-$249; bottled in March of 2003) Good full medium ruby. Knockout nose of blackberry, espresso, licorice, minerals and burnished oak; offers terrific verve and clarity for a wine so ripe and rich. Then extremely youthful on the palate, with tightly wound flavors and great inner-mouth energy. Brilliant black fruit and mineral flavors offer compelling perfume. This is still remarkably primary despite its long elevage (the wine was bottled just three weeks prior to my tasting). Finishes with great tactile, chewy persistence. An outstanding vintage for this property.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2003
Wine Advocate | Rating: 100Just beginning to come around and strut its enormous potential, this wine at age 15 has been evolving like a glacier. The wine has an inky, opaque, plum/purple color and a stunningly rich nose of mulberries, bramble berries, blackberries, licorice and incense as well as touches of toast and graphite. Fabulously concentrated and full-bodied, with a multidimensional mouthfeel, this profound Pavie is in mid-adolescence. It should evolve and continue to drink well for at least another 30-40 years. This is clearly the first compelling effort made by the Perse family. Reviewed: August, 2015Drink Dates: 2015-2055Author: Robert ParkerIssue: 220
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17This provided quite a contrast to the Margaux, being so much heavier and darker purple, though without much bouquet. The palate was very sweet, verging on porty, with rather drying tannins on the finish - playing the concentration rather than finesse card.Drink Dates: 2006-2012Author: Jancis Robinson
Rating: 96Voluputuous red. Glorious aromas of very ripe fruit, with layers of spices and chocolate. Full-bodied, with big yet very silky tannins and a long, long finish. Generous and seductive red. Lasts minutes on the palate. Best ever from here. 7,500 cases made.
Wine Spectator | Rating: 97Beautiful and on point now, with a cascade of gently steeped blackberry, boysenberry and raspberry fruit flavors that are showing some secondary notes, all followed by singed alder, dried anise, tobacco and black tea accents. Features a mineral lining on the finish, along with a long sanguine echo. Presents a mature edge, but this is racy and fresh, with hints of menthol and bay leaf.--Non-blind Pavie vertical (March 2017). Drink now through 2035. 7,500 cases made.Drink Dates: 2017-2035Author: James MolesworthIssue: Web Only - 2017
Self | Rating: 31Author: Sally S
Self | Rating: 96Author: winecellar
Self | Rating: 94Author: RDV
Self | Rating: 95Author: Bruce Lam
Self | Rating: 96Author: taipanli
Self | Rating: 98Author: Dennis C
Self | Rating: 96Drink Dates: 2015-2030Author: NC
Self | Rating: 99Amazing ! Powerful, seductive, red berries, toasted, complex, exceptional...Author: Thierry27
Self | Rating: 83CorkedDrink Dates: 2007-2011Author: mikeyb
Self | Rating:drank with fred and preciousAuthor: Kiki
Self | Rating: 96Really a fantastic wine, but not quite as otherworldly as I had expected. It had a very, very long finish with fruity, silky tannins that seemed quite endless.Author: Siddharth Alexander
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
- 5842 bottles owned
- 676 collectors
- Average collector rating: 88
(Out of 676 collectors)