Château Pavie-Macquin St.-Emilion 2008

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2008 Pavie-Macquin St Emilion 750ml

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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: Kyle Graynor
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3.50 5
05/06/2011

Sweet. Slightly acidic, but smooth. A little oaky.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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4.00 5
03/30/2011

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


Snooth User: JonDerry
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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: rjpease
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4.00 5
03/30/2011

This wine is very fruity and clean. Beautiful interpretation of a modern styled Rose.


Snooth User: Downingj
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3.00 5
03/30/2011

A lot of floral notes to this rose both on the nose and the palate


Snooth User: drsint
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4.00 5
01/29/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Château Pavie-Macquin St.-Emilion

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
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.


External Review
02/05/2013

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


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

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.


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

(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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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
12/07/2011

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


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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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