2001 Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe
51 Ratings
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51 Ratings
2001 Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe

Winemaker's Notes

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)

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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)

Expert Reviews
Read all 5 expert reviews
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2003 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2003 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/21/2011
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2009