(From 2007 Vintage) A beautiful perfume filled wine with licorice, black raspberries, jam and coffee. This also comes through on the palate, along with black plums and anise. A lovely elegant wine from Saint Emilion.
Robert Parker rates this wine at 96 points and writes: "One of the candidates for wine of the vintage ... again, the 2001 Pavie, from a magnificent south-facing vineyard planted primarily on limestone soil, is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. After a six week maceration, it spent nearly 24 months in new oak prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Some Bordeaux brokers think it might be even better than the 2000 Pavie, but I do not agree. The inky/ruby/purple-colored 2001 exhibits a tight but promising nose of crushed stones, a liqueur of blackberries, read more...cherries, and black currants, and subtle smoke and licorice in the background. Powerful, with impressive elegance, fine harmony among its elements, a multi-layered texture, it has a finish that lasts for 50 seconds. There is considerable tannin, but it is well-integrated. Give it 3-4 years, and drink it over the next two decades. A profound effort for the vintage, it is an example of a perfectionist proprietor pushing the envelope of quality." (hide)
DecanterRating: 5/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. The phenomenally talented Nicolas Thienpont has hit the bullseye here. Lovely, frank, healthy nose. Beautiful wood. Very glossy. Excellent. The texture is as smooth as a baby's skin. It oozes fruit. A magnificent wine that bowled me over, figuratively of