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Château Pavie-Macquin St.-Emilion 1994

Member Review by Nicki:

Tasted February 2008: 1994 was not an easy vintage in Bordeaux. Pavie-Macquin managed to make a very serious wine, lacking charm and elegance for a Saint-Emilion, but with a lot of grip and strength in the bouquet as well as on the palate. I feel that the loads of tannin are not entirely covered in the mid-palate and that the wine risks to dry out before reaching full maturity. When drunk within the next 2 or 3 years, however, this wine will give ample satisfaction to those who loathe the flashy modern Saint-Emilions made from overripe grapes and seek a more Pauillac-styled Saint-Emilion with cabernet in evidence.

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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 St.-Emilion

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Snooth User: Nicki
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3.50 5
05/13/2008

Tasted February 2008: 1994 was not an easy vintage in Bordeaux. Pavie-Macquin managed to make a very serious wine, lacking charm and elegance for a Saint-Emilion, but with a lot of grip and strength in the bouquet as well as on the palate. I feel that the loads of tannin are not entirely covered in the mid-palate and that the wine risks to dry out before reaching full maturity. When drunk within the next 2 or 3 years, however, this wine will give ample satisfaction to those who loathe the flashy modern Saint-Emilions made from overripe grapes and seek a more Pauillac-styled Saint-Emilion with cabernet in evidence.



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