not improving with age. It's hard for me to see this going anywhere. They 'pushed' this wine in a crappy vintage to make it into something, and turned it into a Stepford Wife. Price is way out of whack with value ... an obvious problem for most of Bordeaux anyway. Just really hard to buy Bordeaux these days unless you either have unlimited funds or just stubborn.
This is drinking very well - integrated and full bodied. Still has youthfulness and strength in the finish (a little heat still there) - decanted for an hour. Tannins 7/10 - but not overpowering at all - classic french with a touch of fruitiness in the front end palate.
Looking back on my last tasting note - I assume this must have softened over the past 2 years or maybe the decanting and this bottle was just a little softer and aged.
Väldigt fruktdrivet i stilen. Mörk mogen frukt, blåbär, kaffe, choklad, violer och lite tjära. Har trots den här kraftfulla frukten en väldigt fin syra och tanniner som nästan kan balansera upp det. Är väl maffigt i detta läge men kan mycket väl bli helt magiskt med riktigt mycket tid. Har druckit en del unga Pavie på sista tiden och tycker nog att oavsett årgång så är de lite för mycket. Men det är möjligt att det med tiden visar sig att de är helt rätt på det, men vi får väl se.
Young nose, displaying dusty gravel, green herbs, green peppers, vegetables, some smoke and dark fruit. Big and rich on the palate, sweet dark fruits, plums & blackberries, chocolate and some slightly jammy sweeter currants. A bit too sweet and on the verge of being vulgar at this point, but has some good underlying acidity and tannins that might help straighten things up with age. Tasted blind and I guessed 2009 Pomerol. Would like to try again in 10 years. (91 – 93)
Requires 4-6 days to open up. After that fairly light and a bit elegant, yet with a core of very dark, slightly rough, merlot that reduces the elegance. Maybe the merlot will soften more with time? More traditional than expected, and neither big nor jammy, not even a touch of sweetness. Not what I expected from a Rolland/Parker wine. Tastes like a pomerol.
Medium plus purple core, purple rim. On the nose, big jammy dark fruit, (but not cooked or stewed. It still shows a bit of freshness.) Vanilla, baking spice, licorice, etc. On the palate, rich and almost sweet tasting. Powerful tannins, but supple. Finish quite long with notes of dark chocolate. It has the structure for at least a decade. A winner for me from this iffy vintage.
tis is so far the most interesting wine frm vintage 06 i tried so far.following is rauzn segla.tis bttl is rich witn tonnes of fruits but yet its nt the type of wine tat whack your face.amazing concentrated wine with ample acidity to balance the wine with freshness.the bouquet of the wine has hints of bordeaux 1st growth.so much so much time left in tis bttl.minus point;.if onli it has a slightly leaner body n slightly tighter structure.
Best of the Best Tasting (Binny's Lincoln Park): Unbelievable wine.....easily wine of the night for me and certainly the best wine I have ever tasted to-date. Amazing, very mature/dark profile. Extremely long finish. Needs a decade to integrate. I now know why people spend hundreds of dollars on good Bordeaux!
Took to a wine tasting Clear deep purple Red & dark fruits, oaky, mineral Cooked current, mineral, oak, lots of flavor and fruits, aromatic, sensuous, chewy,powerful big body and very long finish. Drinkable and yet 20-25 years let in it
Broad shouldered, powerful and tannic, the wine is packed with ripe, juicy blackberry, licorice, coffee bean, vanilla, smoke, plum and minerality. This tannic vintage requires time to soften. I’d give it until 2018 or 2020.
Opaquely dark, already with quite some sediment. Very dark profile both on the nose and palate. Smells of ripe black cherries, plums and prunes on a leather plate generously seasoned with freshly ground black pepper. Dense, thick, extremely tannic, with lots of pepper again suppressing dark fruit, the same notes lingering in the aftertaste. Rich up to being overwhelming.