1996 Pavie

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Average critic rating : 83.5 points



The dark ruby-colored 1996 Pavie exhibits a pinched, tart personality with moderate quantities of red currant fruit in the nose, along with earth and spice. Although it exhibits good, clean winemaking, this understated, lean, angular wine does not possess much stuffing, flesh, or length. It should keep for 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2012.|| Wine Advocate.February, 1998



A light red for early drinking, with silky tannins and berry, tobacco aromas and flavors. Medium- to light-bodied. Disappointing from Pavie. Best after 1999. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 1999

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Pavie 1996
+£1,644.82     (+551.95%) Latest price:  £1,942.82
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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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