"Along with several other Medoc first-growths as well as Ausone in St.-Emilion and possibly Petrus and Lafleur in Pomerol, few estates have such a record for consistent quality as Gerard Perse’s Chateau Pavie. ... Since Perse acquired this estate in 1998, most Pavies have possessed off the charts richness and the 2010 is no different. It also reveals an opaque purple color, abundant notes of roasted coffee, blackberries, cassis, full-bodied power and sensational density, texture and length. There is also a boatload of tannin, so do not expect this 2010 to provide near-term consumption. Somewhat reminiscent of the 2005 in its freshness, precision and intensity, it requires 7-10 years of cellaring and should keep for 3-4 decades thereafter...95-98+" WA 05/11 "Very powerful. It sneaks up on you. It doesn’t show its strength at first but then takes off with excellent ripe fruit, spices, chocolate and nuts. So long and exciting. I prefer the style to the 2009 by a hair…96-97." JS 4/11.
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70% merlot 20% cabernet franc 10% cabernet sauvignon. Aged in 80% new French oak and 20% one-year-old barrels. Produced from a 37 Hectare mid-hillside vineyard from vines that average 45 years of age. The nose is reminiscent of a fresh raspberry pie also revealing chocolate coffee and mineral notes. Seamless structure and well-defined minerality are the hallmarks of this wine and this vintage stays true to form. Full bodied and concentrated supple tannins lead to a tremendous silky texture. Give this a few years to come together fully and begin drinking around 2018. John Sweeney.
70% merlot 20% cabernet franc 10% cabernet sauvignon. Aged in 80% new French oak and 20% one-year-old barrels. Produced from a 37 Hectare mid-hillside vineyard from vines that average 45 years of age. The nose is reminiscent of a fresh raspberry pie also revealing chocolate coffee and mineral notes. Seamless structure and well-defined minerality are the hallmarks of this wine and this vintage stays true to form. Full bodied and concentrated supple tannins lead to a tremendous silky textu
This is really gorgeous with a flamboyant display of spice warm linzer torte blueberry and plum confiture aromas giving way to fleshy dark fruit and anise notes. Never overly weighty with great cut and purity on the finish thanks to a superstrong graphite note. Shows power precision and drive. Wine Spectator.
Saturated deep ruby-red. High-toned superripe aromas of black raspberry cassis and caramel. Then dense velvety and huge in the mouth with great power and chew to the thick flavors of cassis raspberry and crushed chalk. This improbably thick wine boasts terrific sweetness but its huge building tannins will need a good decade of cellaring to harmonize. Interestingly Gerard Perse picked this fruit in mid-October yet the wine has been even higher in alcohol in some recent vintages. 9
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