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2006 Château Pavie (750ml)
Producer: Château Pavie chateaupavie.com
Appellation: Saint Émilion Grand Cru - Libournais - France (1er Grand Cru Classé B)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
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rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 9, 2006 , Decanter decanter.com
5 stars "Stupendous colour and body with an intensity matched by nothing else. A very long maceration gives huge tannins and robust tactile sensations. This is a modern version of the 1947 Lafleur or Petrus type, for lovers of monumental flavours. Drink from 2020. (19 points)" Best 2020-
rated (2008 vintage, 750ml bottle) : June 5, 2009 , grace chen
5 stars
rated (2002 vintage, 750ml bottle) : April 1, 2005 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
94 points "While not as legendary as Pavie’s 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, or 1998, the 2002 is one of the top wines of the vintage. Its deep plum/ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of fruitcake, cranberries, cherry liqueur, crushed rocks, and subtle oak. Savory, full-bodied, remarkably concentrated, layered, and forward for a Pavie, it should be accessible in 3-4 years, and will evolve effortlessly for two decades. This wine includes the small production previously bottled as La Clusiere as the Pavie vineyard now encompasses just under 92 acres. A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, Pavie is once again a candidate for “wine of the vintage,” a tribute to proprietors Chantal and Gerard Perse who are unwavering in their commitment to produce one of Bordeaux’s most long-lived and complex wines. There are approximately 8,000 cases of the 2002, which was macerated for 4-5 weeks with malolactic and aging in 100% new oak. Like every Pavie produced under Perse, it will be bottled unfined and unfiltered. The color is a saturated dense purple. The wine possesses that liquid minerality that denotes a great terroir, along with a tremendously sweet liqueur of black currants and cherries intermixed with melted licorice and spice box. Dense and full-bodied yet remarkably elegant and delineated, this is a stunning achievement for the 2002 vintage. It is capable of three decades of ageability. " Best 2008-2025