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32 Ratings
Château Pavie Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

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
    (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
  • Wine Spectator
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 95-100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07
  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker