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2006 Château Pavie (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Château Pavie   details
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
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
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
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