2005 Pavie 3.0L

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

WA 100   WS 100   IWC 96   JR 17.5   Collector 99
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

Gerard Perse believes this is the greatest Pavie he's made to date, although certainly I would argue that list includes the 2000, as well as the 2009 and 2010, among his superstars. This wine, which I had both in the 2005 horizontal report in the Wine Advocate, and at a mini-vertical with Perse at the restaurant Maison Boulud in Montreal, looks to be a 75- to 100-year wine. Dense, opaque purple to the rim, with a gorgeously promising nose of blackberries, cassis, graphite and cedar wood just beginning to emerge, it tastes more like a three-year-old than wine that is already a decade old. This beauty is intense and full-bodied, with magnificent concentration, a majestic mouthfeel and a total seamless integration of tannin, wood, alcohol, etc. Beautifully rich, full and multidimensional, this is a tour de force in winemaking and certainly one of the top dozen or so 2005 Bordeaux. Forget it for another 3-5 years and drink it over the following 50-100 years!

Drink Dates: 2015-2055
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 220

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 100

I love the purity of fruit in this wine, showing perfectly ripe blackberry, blueberry and raspberry on the nose. Complex and full-bodied, with hints of new oak and wonderfully polished tannins that caress the palate. Has a long, long finish. This is not the blockbuster it was from barrel, but rather a complete, balanced and gorgeous red. 7,100 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2015+
Author: James Suckling
Issue: Web

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

($295-$350) Saturated, deep ruby-red. Knockout nose combines blackberry, minerals, crushed rock, truffle, vanillin oak and flowers; showing none of the porty quality of the sample I tried last year. A hugely concentrated essence of a wine, offering an incredible combination of sweetness, vibrancy and precision of fruit, thanks to strong acidity and powerful underlying minerality. The chewy tannins are totally buffered by the wine's material on the explosive back end. This wine has it all! Compared to the Pavie-Decesse, which essentially comes from a single block of old vines on limestone, this wine has clearly benefited by being an assemblage of soil types, with fruit from the foot of the slope contributing texture and richness. The 2005 Pavie should easily last for three or four decades.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

Very dark. Refreshing, savoury, leathery nose, though the oak is a bit obvious. Pretty angular on the finish at the moment but pretty impressively long. I do wish the proprietor would submit Pavie for blind tasting during the primeurs sessions; I'm sure I would score it higher if he did. Post Pavie 2003 saga, tasting at the château is hardly a relaxed, dispassionate  experience. The favourite of the group when scores were averaged.

Drink Dates: 2015-2023
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 100
Author: gd10102
Trust Rating: 80
Tasted On: 09/30/2009

Rating: 98
Author: James arcadia
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 11/26/2013
soft- great wine

Average rating: 96, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

62 bottles owned by 35 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

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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