Classic Bordeaux. Double decanted before traveling to Blue Duck, D.C. Decanted there for almost an hour before serving. Minimal fine sediment. Garnet, black raspberry, cassis, and lead pencil. Mild tannins, with suave mouthfeel, and extended finish.
This is very modern in style for a Bordeaux. Breathed it in the bottle for 30 mins and poured afterwards. The nose had caramel, mocha, red fruits and dark fruits. The palate was very silky. Although this is a bit modern, it is so ready to drink. Great effort!
Disappointing. 30-45 min double decant was good, with wine opening in the glass. Very mineral nose and rich mouthfeel, with particuarly broad mid-palate. The smokey notes I love from Pavie took a while to emerge. Not as thick as expected. The wine evolved in the glass - at one point was v hedonistic, then became flat with some heat on the finish. Not sure where this is heading, will drink my case soon and with food. I much preferred the 2001 Pavie a few years ago.
Deep garnet, intense nose of dark cherry, oak vanilla and beautiful floral aroma. Painfully concentrated, tannin beginning to soften, bit dry and grippy, plummy on palate. Bitter aftertaste made this wine less enjoyable. Better to go with food.
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(Chateau Pavie St Emilion) My first taste of post-Valette Pavie - Gérard Perse took control here in March 1998. Merlot 70%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%. Yields are a very low 25 hl/ha. A dark, inky and yet vibrant colour. Very concentrated, with dark fruits on the nose. The palate is dense, concentrated, and rich. There is plenty of extract and texture here, not surprising in view of the batonnage employed. The fruit is rich and lovely, the tannins ripe and supple. Toffee and liquorice notes. The most dark, concentrated and textured wine here, but texture is not everything.