1993 Pavie

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Average critic rating : 81.5 points



As readers may have noted, I have been critical of recent efforts by Pavie because of their lean, austere, malnourished personalities. The 1993-95 efforts offer little evidence that things have taken a turn for the better. Dark ruby-colored, with an earthy, nondescript nose offering vague red fruit and green pepper aromas, this sinewy, highly-structured, hard, astringent wine will dry out long before the tannin fades. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 109



Full-bodied and delicious from start to finish, showing good depth of fruit and lovely harmony. Exciting flavors of black olive, wet earth and blackberry. Smoky, silky finish. Drink in 1997. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 1996

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Pavie 1993
+£1,175.93     (+509.06%) Latest price:  £1,406.93
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Château Pavie is one of four St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé estates along with Châteaux Ausone , Cheval Blanc and Angélus . Owned since 1998 by Gerard Perse, owner of Chx Monbousquet, Pavie-Decesse and Bellevue-Mondotte, the wines of Château Pavie, whilst often splitting opinions, have been at the very highest level for the past fifteen years, and are particular favourites of Robert Parker.

The château is situated on the slopes to the south of St Emilion, neighbouring Château Larcis-Ducasse along the slope and Chx Troplong-Mondot and Pavie-Macquin up the slope. The vineyards are planted to Merlot (60%), Cabernet Franc (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon. The château itself is one of the most impressive in St Emilion.

Since 1998 – the beginning of the Perse era – the style of Pavie was transformed. Late picking, plenty of new oak and the practice of “batonnage” – the stirring of the lees in barrel – make for a full-blown, almost turbo-charged style of St Emilion.

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