(2011 Vintage) Rocky volcanic-origin Rhyolite. L’Esprit des Pavots literally means “The Spirit of the Poppies.” This wine was grown in the original Les Pavots vineyard blocks that we completely replanted between 1996 and 1999 due to phylloxera. In replanting, we spared no expense, utilizing only the rarest and best clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The 2009 vintage wine made from these young vine blocks captures the “spirit” of the Les Pavots terroir.
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/06
Robert Parker(2002 Vintage)