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Château Pavie Macquin Rosé Blend Bordeaux Rosé Rosé 2005

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05 | FRANCE | Bordeaux

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 Rosé Blend Bordeaux Rosé Rosé

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4.50 5
07/03/2011

Actually 4.5+ points. Color, this wine has a deep dark ruby red color, very seductive. Nose, there are a lot of black fruits going on, black licorice, mind toasty oak, vanilla, a hint of coffee beans, very complex nose indeed, some smooth nice dirt and dry leaves coming through also, extremely aromatic. Midpalate, very silky, black licorice dominating, black fruits, it is a little bit (just a bit) hallow on midpalate!, lush, smooth, dry, big, bold. Finish, this wine shows a lot of finesse, very elegant, luxurious, super silky, long, very long finish (60+ seconds and still feeling it!!), smooth nice tannins, mouth filling, very well balanced, layers and layers of black fruits coming through. Overall, this wine is very well made. It clearly shows a lot of potential. It has a nice roundness. It has not peaked yet. I would put it away until 2023-2047. I am enjoying this wine a lot! I would only recommend it to a very good wine expert. I am easily 96+ on this effort. I can see this wine reach 97 in 25 years. Happy drinking!


External Reviews for Château Pavie Macquin Rosé Blend Bordeaux Rosé Rosé

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Elegant and refined. Floral and fruity. with roses and blackberries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fruity, chocolate aftertaste. Best after 1999.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Both vintages of the Pavie have been pushed for size: the '99 falls into a black and chunky restlessness, exposing its alcohol in an austere finish; the '98 responds with a bold a and sassy fruit, the super-delicious wet dream of cult winemakers around the world. But here in St.-Emilion, it's not just fruit (nor is it just oak, though the oak is still primary three days after the wine was opened). Pavie has the ancient land to back it up with a provocative grip, a glorious spice, a nobility to the line of fruit flavor. As heady as the red spice and chocolate-dark fruit may be, it retains a focused intensity that holds the attention of the palate and draws it towards elegance. It's about as delicious as they come.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Saturated, deep ruby-red. Knockout nose combines blackberry, minerals, crushed rock, truffle, vanillin oak and flowers; showing none of the porty quality of the sample I tried last year. A hugely concentrated essence of wine, offering an incredible combination of sweetness, vibrancy and precision of fruit, thanks to strong acidity and powerful underlying minerality. The chewy tannins are totally buffered by the wine's material on the explosive back end. This wine has it all! Compared to the Pavie-Decesse, which essentially comes from a single block of old vines on limestone, this wine has clearly benefited by being an assemblage of soil types, with fruit from the foot of the slope contributing texture and richness. The 2005 Pavie should easily last for three or four decades.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

I love the purity of fruit in this wine, with perfectly ripe blackberry, blueberry and raspberry on the nose. Complex and full-bodied, with hints of new oak and wonderfully polished tannins that caress the palate. Long, long finish. This is not the blockbuster it was from barrel, but rather a complete, balanced and gorgeous red. Best after 2015.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Now that the 2005 Pavie is in the bottle, I would place it, qualitatively, a notch below the prodigious 2000, and a few notches above the blockbuster 2003. There are 7,000 cases of this 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Disregarding the blatant jealousy of his success as well as his "outsider" status, proprietor Gerard Perse has pushed the envelope of quality, fashioning first-growth quality wines from one of Bordeaux's finest terroirs. In St.-Emilion, only Ausone can be considered to have greater potential in terms of micro-climate and terroir. Pavie's 2005 exhibits a thick-looking purple color to the rim as well as an exquisite perfume of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, unsmoked cigar tobacco, crushed rocks, damp earth, and hints of truffles and incense. The vineyard's limestone soils have provided massive concentration, a laser-like precision, fresh, zesty acidity, and massive tannin. Despite the wine's enormous concentration and intensity, there is a lightness to its style. As Perse has made clear, he is trying to produce modern day versions of such great vintages as 1921, 1929, 1945, and 1947, wines that lasted 50 or more years. I do not understand why Perse receives so much criticism. In the blind tastings of each new vintage conducted by the Grand Jury European, Pavie usually wins against 100 or so other great Bordeaux. As they say, the truth is irrefutable - this is one of the world's most outstanding wines, and the 2005 Pavie should take its place among the greatest achievements of Bordeaux in the last 50 years. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060.


External Review
12/15/2011

and hints of truffles and incense. The vineyard's limestone soils have provided massive concentration


External Review
12/15/2011

"RP: Pavie's 2005 exhibits a thick-looking purple color to the rim as well as an exquisite perfume of blueberry and blackberry liqueur


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