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Pavie Bordeaux Blend
2003 Pavie Bordeaux Blend
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Reviews for 2003 Pavie Bordeaux Blend
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2006
Dark purple. Shows intense aromas of raisin coffee and treacle tart. Very very ripe. Full-bodied superrich and velvety. This is so layered and powerful. Blockbuster. Best after 2008. 7500 cases made. –JS
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2015
Certainly this was a wine born under considerable controversy, receiving accolades and kudos from me and several of my American colleagues, but generally excoriated by the British press. The French wine critics were very...
Certainly this was a wine born under considerable controversy, receiving accolades and kudos from me and several of my American colleagues, but generally excoriated by the British press. The French wine critics were very positive. This wine has calmed down considerably as it was a blockbuster, somewhat of a Bordeaux fruit bomb in its youth, and now has toned itself down to a serious candidate for one of the wines of this rather bizarre, but interesting, vintage. 2003 offered everything, from pathetically dilute and thin wines to some massive blockbusters. That was true especially in the Northern Médoc and from the limestone hillsides of St.-Emilion (where Pavie is situated). The color is a dark garnet, with a touch of amber beginning to appear on the edge. The wine has a stunning nose of roasted herbs, grilled meats, charcoal, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, with some oak still present. Dense, full-bodied and very succulent and lush, this wine seems to be in late adolescence, ready to enter a relatively mature stage. There is always a suspicion because of the extreme heat in July and August that these wines will crack up very quickly, and certainly that will always be a worry, but this one looks set for at least another 10-15 years of drinkability. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, January 2007
Startlingly dark intense purple core with a violet flecked rim. Strong dark fruit aromas flow from the glass: blueberry black cherry plum blackberry. Heavy tones of cedar and sweet tobacco come through the fruit...
Startlingly dark intense purple core with a violet flecked rim. Strong dark fruit aromas flow from the glass: blueberry black cherry plum blackberry. Heavy tones of cedar and sweet tobacco come through the fruit highlighted by a warm caramel and black licorice note. The tannins attack the very front of the palate and spread quickly through the whole mouth. Red fruits are very prominent with swirls of ripe raspberry fading in to bright red cherry. Dry intense bakers chocolate and roasted coffee balance the rich fruit leading to a firm yet lingering finish of vanilla raspberries and cranberries. This is a dark and intense wine that is just now beginning to come in to its own. Decant to enjoy now or put it down for several years to allow the ripe tannins to smooth out the voluptuous nature of this wine.
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