Drank between three of us over a Churchill cigar on the deck of NiQ's new house on the Peak. Popped and poured then drank over a long leisurely conversation. Colour is deep and opaque ruby red but with a bit of dustiness hanging in there. Nose is classic and fully mature St. Emilion.....captivating intitially but well short of mesmerising. Palate was full, rich and laden with ripe belly-filling black and red fruits that is so typical of the 1989 vintage. This trupmpter only plays one tune, which is disappointing because there are a lot of notes hidden in there. Disappointingly short on length and resonance for what you would expect from the vintage. Overall, this came across as a rather over-mature 1989 Bordeaux of its class...which I'd put down to the individual bottle. Would love to try again because there was a lot there hidden away. But need to bear in mid that this is a vintage long before Gerard Perse elevated the estate. Thanks NiQ!
Wine was slightly cloudy with a medium + intensity. Garnet coloer with a brown water rim. The nose had a surprizing medium plus intensity primarily tobacco and leather but some fruit. It was fully developed but not pass its peak. On the palette there was black cherryand plum, tobacco, leather, and a hint of chocolate on the finish. The acidity was still remarkable on this wine ad the tannis were silky and well intergrated. Overall an excenllent wine delightful to concume!
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(Chateau Pavie St Emilion) A deep mahogany red. Delightful and elegant fruit. Rich palate, with a creamy texture, an elegant vein of tannins, and good balanced acidity. A superb, structured wine. Ready for drinking now.
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