2015 Paveil-de-Luze

2015 Paveil-de-Luze

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

2015 Chateau Paveil de Luze (Margaux)

On Sale: $29.94  (was: $39.94)*

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One of Bordeaux’s most exalted regions, with an eponymous First Growth at the top of the heap, ‘Margaux’ and value aren’t often synonymous, but today’s “flavorful” (JS) effort is about to change all of that. Described by Robert Parker as an “over-achieving estate” that is home to terroir that “could easily qualify as a classified growth”, the 2015 Paveil de Luze delivers a ton of Margaux goodness for under $30.

Paveil de Luze “has been making good wines over the past decade” in the eyes of Robert Parker, and their Cabernet-dominant vineyard handled the 2015 growing season with aplomb. “Margaux is truly special” in this vintage per Wine Spectator, and looking past the big names of the region, it’s important to note that “the sweet spot in 2015 is exactly the wines Bordeaux excels in; delicious pedigreed Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot-based red that offer superb quality and value.” (Vinous)

An underrated gem that marries Margaux’s signature perfume with juicy dark fruit, impeccable structure, and gorgeous texture, this is one you’ll want to load up on by the case to savor over the next decade or more. Cheers!

92 points, James Suckling: "Aromas of blueberries, tar and blackberries. Hints of cassis bush. Full body, firm and dusty tannins and a flavorful finish. Savory and fruity at the same time."

91 points, Wine Enthusiast: "This ripe, impressively textured wine is going to be rich and generous. Not just yet, because the tannins need to soften and integrate. That said, the blackberry fruits are juicy, with balanced acidity and a full texture."

90 points, The Wine Cellar Insider: "Earthy, floral, fresh and forward, this soft textured, medium-bodied, red berry and red plum filled wine, with its hint of thyme, flowers, espresso and sweet fruit seems like its ready to go. But give it another year or 3, and it will show even better."

*Offer publication date October 5, 2021. Pricing and availability subject to change.