2002 Château Pavie

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - La Commanderie de Bordeaux à Vancouver - 2002 Horizontal (Blue Water Cafe): Medium red. At first this was quite shy on the nose and wasn’t giving up much. As it opened in the glass notes of tobacco, riper dark fruits, oak and hints of coffee. Smoothest wine of the flight on the palate and also the ripest and most forward with a heavily extracted but not over-the-top profile. As other tasters stated, this was far less Pavie-like than other modern vintages which is a good thing in my mind. It’s full and rich and smooth on the palate with just a touch of roasted fruit coming through but you really have to look for it. I voted this as the best of this flight at this point and thought it was excellent. But as it sat in the glass (about an hour later) it started showing off-putting roasted notes on both the nose and palate. Not sure where this is going. Judgment reserved.

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