2002 Pavie

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Average critic rating : 93.0 points



Offering cedary notes with some hints of black olive tapenade, grilled meats, spice box and wood with black and red currants, this wine seems fully mature, lusty, rich and undeniably a major success in this vintage. The tannins are largely resolved and the wine is drinking beautifully, so there is no reason to defer your gratification for this wine. Drink now through 2025.||| Pavie is widely acclaimed as one of Bordeaux’s greatest terroirs, of largely limestone and clay soils. Brilliantly situated with a sunny, southern exposure and exceptional drainage, Pavie potentially rivals nearby Ausone, the oldest and possibly the most famous estate in Bordeaux. Pavie’s other nearby neighbors include, Pavie-Macquin and Troplong-Mondot to the north, Larcis-Ducasse to the southeast and La Gaffelière and Saint-Georges Côte Pavie to the west. | Until 1978, previous owners rarely produced great wine, but of course that all changed with the acquisition of the 92-acre, single vineyard by Chantal and Gérard Perse. In short, they dramatically raised the quality. Currently, the vineyard is planted with 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, but the actual blend for each vintage tends to possess slightly higher amounts of Merlot. A perfectionist, owner Gérard Perse is flexible with the percentage of new oak, as well as how long the wine is aged in cask. Great vintages can get 100% new oak and spend up to 32 months in barrel. Lesser years are bottled after 18 months and see at least 30% less new oak.| There is no fining or filtration. The resulting wine has been considered one of the superstars of Bordeaux since 1978. eRobertParker.com.August, 2015



Dark color with complex aromas of blackberries, flowers and mace with undertones of nutmeg. Full-bodied, with a solid core of velvety tannins and ripe fruit. Goes on and on. Best after 2008. 7,500 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2005

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Pavie 2002
+£1,602.14     (+221.9%) Latest price:  £2,324.14
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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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