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53 Ratings
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe
$244.99 USD
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Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

BordeauxFrance

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)

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • Robert Parker
    (From 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
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
  • 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