2015 Pavie

Pavie

97Average Score
Red
2025-2060
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 10 Marketplace
£3,178.00
6x75cl
-
2 Immediate | 24 Marketplace
£1,589.00
3L
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£1,086.00
6xMags
-
0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace
£3,178.00
3x3L
-
0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace
£3,256.00
6L
-
0 Immediate | 4 Marketplace
£2,224.00
Mags
-
0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace
£530.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
97
Drinking window
2025-2060
Critic Notes

For me, this redefines Pavie. The depth and intensity and more important, the clarity, is really something. Full and ultra-fine tannins. It shows such great tannins and finesse. It is the essences of Pavie. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

Score: 100-100/100James Suckling

Heady, exotic and absolutely compelling, the 2015 Pavie is one of the standouts of the vintage. Soaring aromatics meld into a core of super-ripe red plum, cherry jam, rose petal, mint and lavender in this sensual, voluptuous Saint-Émilion. Even with all of its flamboyance, the 2015 possesses remarkable nuance and delineation. This is an overwhelmingly beautiful wine that seduces both the intellectual and hedonistic senses. Don't miss it. Tasted two times.

Score: 98-/100Antonio GalloniDrinking Window: 2022 - 2050

In 2015, the blend is 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the wine was matured 80% in new French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Pavie is still sporting a bit of its oak to begin, giving way to a glorious nose of crushed black cherries, blackberries and mulberries plus hints of dried roses, stewed tea, unsmoked cigars and garrigue. The rich, concentrated, full-bodied palate delivers an incredible structure of very firm, very ripe tannins and a racy line of freshness cutting through the dense layers of perfumed black fruits and savory notions, finishing with epic length. Feb 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 98-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The 2015 Pavie is a blend of 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon that is matured in 80% new oak and 20% one-year-old barrels. It has a really quite glorious bouquet that is sensual and very well defined and pure. In my opinion, just dialing down the new oak even by 15% is allowing more personality and more terroir-expression to filter through. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe, lace-like tannins and a fine bead of acidity. It feels caressing and sensual in the mouth with superb mineralité and purity on the vivacious and sustained finish. This is unquestionably the best wine from Gérard Perse in 2015: a great Pavie with a very long life ahead, though I would cellar it for at least a decade to witness it in full flight. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2025-2060

Score: 96-98/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2025-2060

This delivers some serious fruit firepower, with blueberry, blackberry and plum notes that pump along authoritatively, pulling the creamy tannins along with them. Echoes of tobacco and violet emerge through the finish, along with a buried mineral accent. A contender for wine of the vintage on the Right Bank. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

Score: 95-98/100Wine Spectator

Follows recent vintages with more Cabernet Franc (22%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (18%) in the blend. Fragrant dark fruit and spice notes. Powerful tannic frame but the tannins are really refined. Opulent mid-palate but minerality and tension runs through to a firm, driving finish. Accomplished but needs time. Apr 2016, James Lawther MW, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2025-2045

Score: 95-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2025-2045

60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon. 37 ha. 36 hl/ha. No need for over-extraction because the grapes were naturally ripe. Picked until 9 October. Rich and silky. Blackish crimson. Massive build. Very sweet - but there is some freshness too. Very round tannins. More fluid and less astringent than many vintages. 14.55%. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2028-2045

Score: 17-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2028-2045
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2025-2060
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2025-2060
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