Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The 2013 L'Esprit des Pavots, a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot. Soft, round and juicy, with licorice, roasted herbs, underbrush, blackberry and cassis, this is a yummy, sexy and seductive style of wine to drink over the next 10-15 years.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 263 bottles owned
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