Chateau Pavie vertical 1959 to 2006

Institute of Directors, London
Tasted Tuesday, June 8, 2010 by Rupert with 741 views

Introduction

Given the controversy surrounding Perse and his Pavie, I was very curious to try these. The Perse wines were not quite what I was expecting - they weren't hot or over-ripe, but they were brutally tannic and it was the level of extraction that I couldn't cope with - the 2001 was the one I'd had before and stood out well above the other post-97 wines. The 80s wines were decent enough without being very exciting. The two real oldsters were fading but very attractive.

Flight 1 (16 Notes)

  • 2006 Château Pavie Decesse 90 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Big and spicy, dense and grippy, a savoury edge, finishes very dry

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  • 2005 Château Pavie 90 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Muted compared with the 06, but has that dry edge again, high spice, very high tannin - closed today

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  • 2004 Château Pavie 90 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Spicy, direct, smoky, rich and tannic - but on this one the tannic bite was welcome - most present didn't like this, but I was much keener on it

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  • 2003 Château Pavie 89 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Browning, elusive nose, fresh, smooth and milky, but then unpleasantly grippy - not at all what I'd expected - not hot or porty at all, just amazingly extracted and tannic

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  • 2001 Château Pavie 92 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Muted nose, some spice, meaty blackberry fruit, grippy, but not excessively so - much the best so far

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  • 2000 Château Pavie Flawed

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    TCA

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  • 1999 Château Pavie 86 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Lighter bodied, but milky, sickly and not much of a finish - it grew a bit smokier in the glass, but I really dislike the milky tone

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  • 1998 Château Pavie 90 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Not much on the nose, resolved, fresh, smooth, not fully expressive, but decent enough - enough fat to buffer the tannin

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  • 1990 Château Pavie 88 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Berried aroma, rich, exotic, smooth and smoky, but somehow uninvolving

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  • 1989 Château Pavie 89 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Less on the nose than the 90, but rich, exotic (again) and substantial and altogether rather better, though still not very exciting

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  • 1986 Château Pavie 88 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Decently rich, the tannin absorbed, chocolatey, quite nice - another one where I liked it more than others present

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  • 1985 Château Pavie 89 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Served blind after the 82, this was smooth, with some maltiness, fading but enjoyable - correctly guessed as an 85

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  • 1983 Château Pavie 91 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Smooth, milky, some richness, rather fine

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  • 1982 Château Pavie 92 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    A bit of a pong on this, which I found welcome, spicy, rich, very nice

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  • 1961 Château Pavie 92 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    This still had a core of ripe fruit giving it life, rather lovely

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  • 1959 Château Pavie 91 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    A bit of wax polich V/A on the nose, some iodine, still vigorous, liked it

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