Sweet. Slightly acidic, but smooth. A little oaky.
a merlot based rose offering nice raspberry and strawberry notes, a little bit of red spice combined with the red fruit characteristics, dry and enjoyable
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.
This wine is very fruity and clean. Beautiful interpretation of a modern styled Rose.
A lot of floral notes to this rose both on the nose and the palate
External Reviews for Château Pavie-Macquin St.-Emilion
[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.
45 year-old vines; 32hls/ha. Black and opaque purple core with vibrant purple fuchsia rim. An elegant nose offers Asian spice, blackberry compote, and mineral purity with that extra complexity I have come to appreciate. The palate shows juicy, spicy ... Andy Frieden. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Pavie 1500ml
An impressive wine, beautifully structured, never too powerful, very elegant. If it feels a little austere at this stage, that is because the structure is dominating the fruit. Give it 5ndash;6 years and the full splendor will be revealed.
(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.
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.
I tasted this wine on four occasions, on one of which I was convinced it was still going through malolactic fermentation. It is another superb effort from this property that was elevated to premier grand cru classe status until a judge in Libourne, f... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Pavie-Macquin 750ml
I tasted this wine on four occasions, on one of which I was convinced it was still going through malolactic fermentation. It is another superb effort from this property that was elevated to premier grand cru classe status until a judge in Libourne, for unknown reasons, threw out the classification, a decision beyond belief, that is now under appeal. A number of exceptional wines have emerged from Pavie Macquin, which is managed by Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt, and the 2008 boasts a whopping 14.5% natural alcohol, higher than in 2005, 2000, or 1998. While extremely high in tannin and very unevolved, for those with patience and cold cellars, or who plan to pass on their wines to their children, this is a worthwhile choice. 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.
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