Red

2003 Château Pavie

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 197

  • dbg wrote:

    November 18, 2019 - The wine that Parker and Robinson were at opposite poles over. Bought this to see for myself. Cellared since release, perfect cork and fill. Dark red/purple to rim. Cassis, plum, tar, smoke, oak on the nose, could easily pass as a big Napa cab. Very full bodied, very ripe fruit forward palate, sweet, perhaps approaching jammy but good acidity keeps it fresh, moderate tannins, no complexity, moderately long finish. Very intense wine but more Napa than Bordeaux. Will complexity develop and some semblance of Bordeaux-ness emerge? Not sure, but think it will take another 10 years to find out. I can see the polarizing nature here. If you’re looking for a Bordeaux, you won’t find it here. If big Napa cabs are your thing, this does an excellent job of pushing those buttons. If that style bores you, this wine will put you to sleep. If it offends you, stay away.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 92 points

    November 14, 2019 - Had side-by-side with the ’03 Angelus. Both of these wines are big and a little blown out. The Pavie achieves more elegance and delineated structure but the Angelus has more rusticity. Loads of black fruit to both, vanilla and polish. I think the Pavie held up to the heat a little better and is showing more proper. Both good, short of amazing.

  • Sh@n A wrote: 92 points

    November 8, 2019 - Out of 375. 92-93. 92+? Simple. Plums and black currants. Polished. Sleek. No heat. A bit sweet on the 2nd glass. My first reaction knowing this was an expensive Bordeaux was 92. But then I closed my eyes and pretended I was blinded, and thought this could be a 93 balanced/polished but sweet and ripe napa cab. If slightly less sweet, despite the big fruit, could have gone 93-94.

    Go and but a new age cali zin for 80 percent of this experience at 25 percent of the cost. Or a 2002 Chevillon NSG 1er for half the cost. Or a To Kalon mondavi for or half the cost.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 95 points

    August 12, 2019 - Decanted about 30 minutes, this is showing great today. Black cherry, smoke, plum, stone and floral notes pop with ease. Full-bodied, soft, rich and balanced, there is no touch of heat or sensation of overripeness. This beauty is drinking great today. If you have a bottle, pop a cork and check it out.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • michael47 wrote: 94 points

    July 5, 2019 - Surprisingly lush and tannic for a 16 year old. Dark and rich.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    3/21/2013 (link)

    (Ch Pavie St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2007, Issue #18 (link)

    (Château Pavie) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

    (Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

    (Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/7/2005 (link)

    (Ch Pavie St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Pavie
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
  • UPC Codes 071570014704, 087000336858, 1040000102483, 400006532534, 715700176206, 721713845053, 802236002199

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 386 (3%)
  • In Cellars 9,616 (72%)
  • Consumed 3,407 (25%)

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