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2002 Château Pavie

abv 14.0%
  • 93 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55985-2002

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($150; bottled in July of 2004) Ruby-red. Aromas of black raspberry, tobacco, minerals and mocha. Suave, silky, lush and round; quite full but with lovely inner-mouth energy and aromatic character. Seamless, deep flavors of redcurrant, fruitcake and minerals. Finishes with excellent mounting persistence, the dusty, fine tannins buried in fruit. A terrific effort for the vintage, and likely to age gracefully over the next decade or two.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Dark color with complex aromas of blackberries, flowers and mace with undertones of nutmeg. Full-bodied, with a solid core of velvety tannins and ripe fruit. Goes on and on.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Mid crimson. Sweet, rather luscious nose. Quite a bit of alcohol sticks out and it's a little dusty but there's certainly fleshy pleasure to be had here. Grainy, slightly hot finish. But ready and giving pleasure.ÿ
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Offering cedary notes with some hints of black olive tapenade, grilled meats, spice box and wood with black and red currants, this wine seems fully mature, lusty, rich and undeniably a major success in this vintage. The tannins are largely resolved and the wine is drinking beautifully, so there is no reason to defer your gratification for this wine. Drink now through 2025.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    open the bollte, sharp alcohol smell spread out. over 14% maybe. dark red with strong legs. but the body not that strong. 2hours later became balance good.
    Author: Wang Chong
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Still quite young. Decanted for 2 hrs.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2030
    Author: wineme.310
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Truly amazing and already accessible!!! Not an overly massive, dense full bodied wine, rather this bottle is wonderfully concentrated and delicate. Complex aromas of leather, cedar, sweet plum, |Juicy Fresh,| cigar, smoke, blue berry, and dark cherry with hints of vegetables. Keeps evolving in the decanter. Lush and silky on the palate followed by delicately lingering finish with lively acidity. Very well balanced. I sensed the similar DNA of wine maker Gerard Perse between this beauty and his less renowned terroir Monbousquet.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2030
    Author: YSL
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

  • 758 bottles owned
  • 126 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 126 collectors)