2014 Pavie-Macquin

abv 14.5%
  • 91 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 15 JR
  • 96 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55987-2014
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Tasted blind. Perfume and some liquorice. Sweet start and rather dramatic but edgy in structure. Lots to chew on. Ends suddenly.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 2014 Pavie-Macquin has a concentrated bouquet with layers of blackberry and raspberry coulis, infused with potpourri and incense. There is something almost forbidding about the aromatics at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe red berry fruit, a fine line of acidity, although it feels a little soft on the finish when I needed more precision and backbone. Let's see how this ages in bottle, because I suspect that it will gain more density and structure with 2-3 years of bottle age.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    The 2014 Pavie-Macquin has a fragrant bouquet with ebullient red berry fruit, rose petals and cedar all beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fine red berry fruit laced with cedar and lightly spiced, demonstrating superb intensity and elegance on the long finish. What a great Saint-A?milion this is turning out to be. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    The plum, boysenberry and raspberry fruit is very aromatic, carrying a glossy sheen as this glides along, picking up subtle anise, alder and tobacco notes slowly but steadily through the finish. A graphite edge is buried deep. This should age gracefully thanks to the purity and balance. Best from 2022 through 2032. 4,250 cases made.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 96

    The purity and clarity to the nose of this wine are really exceptional with crushed berries, cherries and currants. Fruit and density are so impressive, yet this is so linear on the center palate, which gives it direction and focus. Fabulous. Better than 2009? Drink in 2022, but hard not to drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • Pavie-Macquin is a bio-dynamically farmed estate with a wealth of old vines from which to source fruit. Consequently, the wines are manifestations of incredible intensity and concentration balanced by an abundance of fruit purity, mineral and a healthy grip. The Macquin name comes from Albert Macquin, who in his time was an authority on the grafting European vines onto American rootstock after the phylloxera tragedy of the late 1800s. The current decade has brought Pavie-Macquin a dramatic surge in quality due to the expert intervention of Nicolas Thienpont (Vieux Chateau Certan), Michel Rolland and Stephane Derenoncourt. In the 2006 reclassification of St Emilion, it was promoted to the level of Premier Grand Cru Classe.
    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

    • 77 bottles owned
    • 19 collectors