2001 Pavie

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-EMILION
  • 96 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55985-2001-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($150-$175) Saturated ruby-red color. Knockout nose combines perfumed red berries, licorice, tar and chalky minerality, along with some exotic roasted notes. Sweet, fat and thick, with slightly roasted flavors of black raspberry and game. A large-scaled, impressively lush wine that comes off as distinctly more vibrant than the 2001 Pavie-Decesse. From the outset this wine has shown a compelling balance of sugars, alcohol and acids. Very long, mounting finish features firm but ripe tannins and complex notes of raspberry, stone, tobacco and woodsmoke.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    A great showing for this wine in the mini-vertical, the 2001 Pavie has a slight lightening at the edge of its dark garnet/plum/purple color and a big, sweet kiss of cedar wood, incense, licorice, blackberry and lead pencil shavings. The wine is dense, very rich, multilayered and finishes with at least a 40- to 45-second aftertaste. This wine seems to be close to full maturity, but should hold there for easily another 15-20 years. ItƒA?A?s a sleeper of the vintage.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2035
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 220
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Powerful, with loads of smoke, vanilla, berry and chocolate character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Modern and rich. Well-done. 7,500 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Richly enveloping nose. Borderline overripeness. Hot chocolate! Thick and sweet and sort of carved out of stone. Quite porty but with some freshness of fruit. Exaggerated but pleasurable. Drying tannins on the finish.ÿPretty luscious. Reviewed: January, 2008
    Drink Dates: 2011-2018
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95


    This is hitting its stride now, with a very focused core of raspberry, plum and red currant fruit that is showing some secondary notes while melding perfectly with the singed alder and cedar flavors and tobacco and black tea accents. Mineral and sanguine hints chime in on the finish, which lingers with a sense of elegance. Really nice now, but there's no rush.--Non-blind Pavie vertical (March 2017). Drink now through 2030. 7,500 cases made.         
    Drink Dates: 2017-2030
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Web Only - 2017
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: raphaelmatias
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: Frank K
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Great wine one can either drink now or cetainly cellar for the next 15-20 years! Outstanding color and body. I would keep and enjoy down the road. The 2001 Pavie will be a difficult wine to replace.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2025
    Author: NC
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Had this at Blanc Haru in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney. Closed on the nose and on the palate on first pour but opened up after about 1 hour. Big powerful wine. Lots happening in the glass. Earthy, barnyard on the nose at first then moving to floral, menthol notes. On the palate cassis, berries, toast, almost jammy and chewy. Decent weight. Lovely.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2027
    Author: vince389
  • Anonymous | Rating: 94

    Spectacular. Decanted an hour + before drinking. Still very young. Tons of extract and apparently great balance. Putting this away until 07-08 ...
    Author: Doug D722
  • Self | Rating: 96

    This wine won a 7 wine line up in my tasting group of top 2001 Bordeaux. Dark color, great fruit, drinking well already. Long finish. Worth every penny.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2030
    Author: Steve Bachmann
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

  • 2324 bottles owned
  • 309 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 309 collectors)