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2002 Château Pavie (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Château Pavie chateaupavie.com   details
Appellation: Saint Émilion Grand Cru - Libournais - France (1er Grand Cru Classé B)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$99.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: 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
rated: May 31, 2005 , International Wine Cellar wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
92 points "Ruby-red. Aromas of black raspberry, tobacco, minerals and mocha. Suave, silky, lush and round; quite full but with lovely inner-mouth energy and aromatic character. Seamless, deep flavors of redcurrant, fruitcake and minerals. Finishes with excellent mounting persistence, the dusty, fine tannins buried in fruit. A terrific effort for the vintage, and likely to age gracefully over the next decade or two." Best 2008-2025
rated: October 23, 2008 , grace chen
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