2005 Pavie Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 100
  • WA 100
  • AG 99
  • NM 97
  • IWC 96

Reviews for 2005 Pavie Bordeaux Blend

WS 100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2008
I love the purity of fruit in this wine showing perfectly ripeblackberry blueberry and raspberry on the nose. Complex andfull-bodied with hints of new oak and wonderfully polished tanninsthat caress the palate. Has a long... I love the purity of fruit in this wine showing perfectly ripeblackberry blueberry and raspberry on the nose. Complex andfull-bodied with hints of new oak and wonderfully polished tanninsthat caress the palate. Has a long long finish. This is not theblockbuster it was from barrel but rather a complete balancedand gorgeous red. Best after 2015
WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2015
Gérard Perse believes this is the greatest Pavie he’s made to date, although certainly I would argue that list includes the 2000, as well as the 2009 and 2010, among his superstars. This wine, which I had both in the 2005... Gérard Perse believes this is the greatest Pavie he’s made to date, although certainly I would argue that list includes the 2000, as well as the 2009 and 2010, among his superstars. This wine, which I had both in the 2005 horizontal report in the Wine Advocate, and at a mini-vertical with Perse at the restaurant Maison Boulud in Montreal, looks to be a 75- to 100-year wine. Dense, opaque purple to the rim, with a gorgeously promising nose of blackberries, cassis, graphite and cedar wood just beginning to emerge, it tastes more like a three-year-old than wine that is already a decade old. This beauty is intense and full-bodied, with magnificent concentration, a majestic mouthfeel and a total seamless integration of tannin, wood, alcohol, etc. Beautifully rich, full and multidimensional, this is a tour de force in winemaking and certainly one of the top dozen or so 2005 Bordeaux. Forget it for another 3-5 years and drink it over the following 50-100 years! - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
AG 99
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, November 2015
Explosive and sumptuous in the glass, the 2005 Pavie captivates all the senses with its extraordinary beauty. The flavors are deep, racy and boldly sketched throughout. Tobacco, roasted coffee beans, smoke, black cherries... Explosive and sumptuous in the glass, the 2005 Pavie captivates all the senses with its extraordinary beauty. The flavors are deep, racy and boldly sketched throughout. Tobacco, roasted coffee beans, smoke, black cherries and plums are some of the notes that are pushed forward in this seductive, flamboyant wine. Immensely powerful and gratifying, the 2005 has it all. This is an especially youthful bottle of the 2005, a wine that will drink well for decades. There is an immediacy to Pavie that makes it pretty much impossible to resist today. It is one of the showiest wines of this night.
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Pavie 2005 has a gorgeous bouquet, very pure and refined with intense blackberry, blueberry, baking powder, violet and mineral-scented bouquet that is utterly entrancing. The palate is full-bodied with lavish... The Château Pavie 2005 has a gorgeous bouquet, very pure and refined with intense blackberry, blueberry, baking powder, violet and mineral-scented bouquet that is utterly entrancing. The palate is full-bodied with lavish ripe black cherries, blueberry and cassis fruit that lacquer the mouth. There is amazing volume and intensity here, a voluminous Pavie and yet it does not stint on precision or elegance on the finish. This is a sumptuous, ravishing, seamless wine that is irresistible and unlike Pavie-Decesse, it is just beautifully proportioned, the terroir starting to seep through as the winemaking recedes. One of the finest wines on the Right Bank. 97+
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
Saturated deep ruby-red. Knockout nose combines blackberry minerals crushed rock truffle vanillin oak and flowers; showing none of the porty quality of the sample I tried last year. A hugely concentrated essence of a wine... Saturated deep ruby-red. Knockout nose combines blackberry minerals crushed rock truffle vanillin oak and flowers; showing none of the porty quality of the sample I tried last year. A hugely concentrated essence of a wine offering an incredible combination of sweetness vibrancy and precision of fruit thanks to strong acidity and powerful underlying minerality. The chewy tannins are totally buffered by the wine's material on the explosive back end. This wine has it all! Compared to the Pavie-Decesse which essentially comes from a single block of old vines on limestone this wine has clearly benefited by being an assemblage of soil types with fruit from the foot of the slope contributing texture and richness. The 2005 Pavie should easily last for three or four decades.
JJB 98
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2006
70% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Black center fades to purple with a bright ruby rim. Notes of flowers over mostly blueberry but also raspberry aromas followed by hints of sweet strawberry and wet... 70% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Black center fades to purple with a bright ruby rim. Notes of flowers over mostly blueberry but also raspberry aromas followed by hints of sweet strawberry and wet clay. Bright cherry fruit milk chocolate and sweet tea balance well with the huge juicy tannins that pull at the teeth. Long spicy fruit finish. Excellent overall structure. This is a monster!