2005 Michael Winery, Peter Les Pavots Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS 97
  • WA 95
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2005 Michael Winery, Peter Les Pavots Proprietary Red Wine

WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2008
#27 on 2008 Top 100; Shows gorgeous Cabernet purity with a profound offering of ripe fleshy currant black cherry blackberry anise and mineral. Amazingly supple and harmonious with tannins that are both gentle and tender... #27 on 2008 Top 100; Shows gorgeous Cabernet purity with a profound offering of ripe fleshy currant black cherry blackberry anise and mineral. Amazingly supple and harmonious with tannins that are both gentle and tender and then just firm enough to let you know they're there. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2017. 3600 cases made. -J.L.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2007
The 2005 Les Pavots (3600 cases of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon 23% Cabernet Franc 12% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot) is a sensational wine with a style that suggests a hypothetical blend of a great St.-Emilion and Pomerol... The 2005 Les Pavots (3600 cases of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon 23% Cabernet Franc 12% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot) is a sensational wine with a style that suggests a hypothetical blend of a great St.-Emilion and Pomerol. Chocolatey cassis notes intermixed with incense licorice and a hint of black olive are present in this wine. When it hits the palate it comes across as very Pomerol-like with lushness full body and opulence. The tannins are sweet the pH high and the wine gorgeously full pure dense and long. It's a terrific example of non-interventionalist winemaking that has turned out a beautiful silky-textured wine that should age effortlessly for 15+ years. Like so many 2005s this wine has really put on weight since I tasted it last year.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
(63% cabernet sauvignon 23% cabernet franc 12% merlot and 2% petit verdot) Good deep ruby-red. Deep aromas of currant raspberry plum tobacco mocha and graphite. Sweet lush and fat (the pH here is 4.02) with the rich spicy... (63% cabernet sauvignon 23% cabernet franc 12% merlot and 2% petit verdot) Good deep ruby-red. Deep aromas of currant raspberry plum tobacco mocha and graphite. Sweet lush and fat (the pH here is 4.02) with the rich spicy red fruit flavors complicated by leather mocha licorice and cedar. The substantial tannins are smooth and harmonious and arrive late allowing the subtle finishing flavors of cigar box mocha and wild dry spices to expand in the mouth. This is 15.1% alcohol but boasts lovely physiological ripeness without any excess weight.