2003 Pavie-Macquin 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion | Grand Cru Classe/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

WS 96   WA 94   IWC 92   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

Incredible nose of raspberry jam with vanilla and floral undertones. Full-bodied, with velvety, caressing tannins and loads of fruit on the finish.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

From a cool terroir on clay and limestone soils (the perfect scenario for producing great wine in 2003), the 2003 Pavie Macquin is composed of 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, and achieved 13.8% natural alcohol. Full-bodied, young and vigorous, the wine exhibits a dense blue/black color to the rim along with a stunning nose of asphalt, truffle, blackberry, cassis, lead pencil shavings and forest floor. The super-complex aromatics are followed by an opulent, majestic 2003 with a finish that lasts nearly 45 seconds. One of the superstars of the vintage, it should continue to drink well for 10-15+ years. Bravo!

Drink Dates: 2014-2029
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 214

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

($90-$110) Good bright deep red. Highly nuanced, fresh aromas of cherry, minerals, tobacco, herbs and spices. Sweet and fat but lively, with a fine-grained texture and superb inner-mouth energy and depth for the vintage. Finishes with suave tannins and mounting flavors of dark berries, spices, herbs and smoked meat. The pH here is 3.65, which winemaker Derenoncourt said was the highest since 1997, but which is on the low side for this vintage in general-a testament to the property's cool clay and limestone soils. Here's a 2003 that should benefit from a solid decade of cellaring.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 96
Author: JThomas31
Trust Rating: 85
Tasted On: 09/24/2009

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Rating: 95
Author: rphillips26
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 07/22/2010
Drink Dates: 2009-2034

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Rating: 92
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 08/11/2010

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Average rating: 92, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

2496 bottles owned by 430 collectors.

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About This Producer

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.

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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