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Château Pavie Macquin Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"...It is that backward, concentrated, and impressive. It exhibits a black/purple color in addition to stunning notes of graphite, black fruits, underbrush, chocolate, and roasted coffee beans. Full-bodied, powerful, and rich, the high but sweet tannins, combined with the freshness of the acids make for a remarkably youthful, nuanced wine that should easily age for three decades...93-95" WA 4/09

Château Pavie-Macquin:
Terroirs are the expression of a place, a witness to history. Infinitely rich and varied, their complexity is expressed through their biological, geological, topographical and climatic characteristics. Precious and fragile, they are the greatest thing that nature offers us and they cannot be imitated. Their quality is an irreplaceable ingredient in the production of great wines. To produce gr... Read more
Terroirs are the expression of a place, a witness to history. Infinitely rich and varied, their complexity is expressed through their biological, geological, topographical and climatic characteristics. Precious and fragile, they are the greatest thing that nature offers us and they cannot be imitated. Their quality is an irreplaceable ingredient in the production of great wines. To produce great wines in the image of a terroir: the idea is simple but the practice requires patience and humility. Pavie Macquin, this eponymous chateau, finds the key to its history in one man, Albert Macquin (1852-1911). It is to him that Saint Emilion owes the idea of grafting vines onto rootstocks, thereby saving the region from ruin by phylloxera. Henri Enjalbert wrote, “During more than thirty years, Albert Macquin was the master of the transformation of the vineyards of Saint Emilion”. The current owners of the chateau are his grandchildren: Benoit and Bruno Corre, Marie-Jacques Charpentier and their children. They have shown, like their ancestor, a great attachment to this admirable terroir. Read less

Member Reviews for Château Pavie Macquin Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

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Snooth User: JonDerry
6804463,144
4.00 5
01/24/2011

Elegant, bright merlot dominated body with undertones of cabernet franc in the background. Notes of coffee, tobacco, and oak showing, but this has plenty of ripe and tasteful fruit to make for a complex and vivid experience. Well done. 85% Merlot, 14% Cab Franc, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. 92 points.


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
4.00 5
01/29/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Barberesco
721003,196
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/01/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: tyfus
29927104
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/03/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: Matthieu
31468120
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/05/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: jaye
28911394
0.00 5
Vintage: 2002 02/07/2007

WLTV North Jersey Off-Line at Basilicos: Aerated the heck out of this. The fruit really never made its way out, but I did finally get some smoke on the nose. The taste was very closed, but there was some great structure there with the oak and small hints of other flavors. I can't score this now, but I know this is going to be really yummy in about 10-15 years.


Snooth User: jaye
28911394
0.00 5
Vintage: 2002 02/05/2008

WLTV North Jersey Off-Line at Basilicos: Aerated the heck out of this. The fruit really never made its way out, but I did finally get some smoke on the nose. The taste was very closed, but there was some great structure there with the oak and small hints of other flavors. I can't score this now, but I know this is going to be really yummy in about 10-15 years. [NR]


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External Reviews for Château Pavie Macquin Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 03/19/2013

Quite expressive, offering bright blueberry and raspberry aromas and flavors, with lots of lightly toasted spice flittering through the long, silky finish. Showing lovely purity, this is a really beautiful, tender expression for the vintage.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Pavie-Macquin 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 06/08/2012

A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the Pavie-Macquin has a very sensual bouquet, very pure with raspberry, wild strawberry and red cherries. This is a very pretty nose and the oak is well integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with very f... Neal Martins Wine Journal. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Pavie-Macquin 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 06/25/2011

2010: Although not as potent alcoholically as its 2009 counterpart (14.5% in 2010 versus 15% in 2009), the 2010 is still a very big wine. The final blend was 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon and production was slightly more th... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Pavie-Macquin 1500ml


External Review
05/18/2011

It appears consumers can't go wrong with any 2005 with the word "Pavie" in its name. This outstanding terroir, elevated to Premier Grand Cru Classe status in St.-Emilion's reclassification, is run with impeccable attention to detail by Nicolas Thienpont, who is assisted by winemaking guru, Stephane Derenoncourt. The 2005 Pavie Macquin may turn out to be this duo's finest wine to date. This is a moderately large vineyard (37 acres) for the area, and the blend tends to be 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. A black/purple color is accompanied by aromas of charcoal, burning embers, crushed rocks, sweet, pure, blueberries and blackberries, chocolaty creme de cassis, and licorice. It possesses massive concentration, phenomenal levels of tannin, and good acidity, but it is even more backward than either Pavie or Pavie Decesse. A modern day elixir that should prove to be monumental in 15-20 years, it will last for 40+ years.


External Review
05/18/2011

Black in color. Aromas of crushed berry, chocolate and licorice follow through to a full body, with a chewy, velvety palate of ripe tannins. Long and very flavorful. A real mouthful. Best after 2015.


External Review
06/22/2011

Glass-staining purple-black. Very pure, complex merlot-dominated nose offers deep scents of plum, black cherry, smoke and minerals. Black cherry syrup and bay leaf flavors coat the palate, leaving a long and suave trail of flavor on the back. The still-youthful tannins are anything but shy but not so powerful that they would detract from the pleasure of drinking this wine after a couple years of cellaring. This solidly built Pavie-Macquin should go on in bottle for at least 15 or 20 years.


External Review
02/22/2012

[Barrel sample] A perfumed wine, all freshness and sweetness, enticing. The tannins offer the structure, but the fruit wraps around, giving final blackcurrant sorbet flavors.


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"...It is that backward, concentrated, and impressive. It exhibits a black/purple color in addition to stunning notes of graphite, black fruits, underbrush, chocolate, and roasted coffee beans. Full-bodied, powerful, and rich, the high but sweet tannins, combined with the freshness of the acids make for a remarkably youthful, nuanced wine that should easily age for three decades...93-95" WA 4/09

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