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32 Ratings
Château Pavie Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

"A 50-year wine, this opaque purple-colored offering exhibits a strong, precise nose of black fruits, liquid minerals, smoke, and graphite. Extremely full-bodied, yet brilliantly delineated, powerful, and awesomely concentrated, it boasts a fabulous mid-palate as well as a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. This vin de garde requires 5-6 years of cellaring. A tour de force in winemaking, it has the potential to be the most profound Pavie ever produced, except for its two successors. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2045." (Wine Advocate - Apr-2001)

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) This is a presale offer! Full payment is required on all presales. Wine is due in Spring/Summer of 2008. "Last year I was not sure whether the 2005 would turn out to be better than the 2003 or 2000, two wines that can taste perfect on any given day, especially the 2000. However, this fabulous vineyard has once again produced 7,000 cases of true elixir in 2005, and it looks like this vintage will take its place in the pantheon of monumental Pavies that have been produced since Gerard Perse gaine...
  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2009
  • Wine Advocate
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: (96-98) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar