2009 Pavie Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 97
  • IWC 96
  • JS 96
  • WE 95

Reviews for 2009 Pavie Bordeaux Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2015
While the Perses may think the 2005 is the summit of winemaking at Pavie, this vintage certainly gives serious competition to both the 2005 and 2000. It is certainly the most opulent and luxuriously rich wine Pavie has... While the Perses may think the 2005 is the summit of winemaking at Pavie, this vintage certainly gives serious competition to both the 2005 and 2000. It is certainly the most opulent and luxuriously rich wine Pavie has ever made (and that is saying something). Pavie’s style of low yields, ripe fruit and serious extraction does produce, even in lighter vintages, a very concentrated and dense wine, but in the great years, the results are legendary. This wine has an inky purple color and a stunningly sweet, ripe nose of mulberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, licorice and incense. The oak still has some presence in the aromatics, as well as in the full-bodied, very concentrated, skyscraper-like mouthfeel and texture. This wine feels almost as if you could lose your palate in it, it is so dense and deep, yet at the same time it possesses silky tannins and rather remarkable purity, balance, and a good 60-second-plus finish. This is an amazing wine and probably will be drinkable in 5-10 years (although actually it could be drunk now because of the vintage’s voluptuous texture), and again, seems to have 50 or more years of longevity. It is clearly a modern Bordeaux legend. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2010
Blackberry black cherry licorice and mineral. Full-bodied with a big core of velvety tannins and rich fruit. Full throttle and all there. Really massive. Blockbuster and more. Could be a tad overdone. But we will see in... Blackberry black cherry licorice and mineral. Full-bodied with a big core of velvety tannins and rich fruit. Full throttle and all there. Really massive. Blockbuster and more. Could be a tad overdone. But we will see in bottle. Score range: 94-97 -JS
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
(a blend of 70% merlot 20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon): Deep saturated ruby one of the darkest wines of the vintage. Vibrant nose offers scents of blackberry blueberry minerals dark chocolate violet and... (a blend of 70% merlot 20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon): Deep saturated ruby one of the darkest wines of the vintage. Vibrant nose offers scents of blackberry blueberry minerals dark chocolate violet and garrigue. Lush superconcentrated and voluminous with plenty of energy to give shape to the mouthfilling dark fruit dark chocolate cedar and crushed rock flavors. This huge yet silky wine finishes with powerful fine-grained tannins and outstanding palate-staining persistence. I'd wait a good ten years before pulling the cork. A great vintage for Pavie and one of the most impressive 2009s I've tasted.
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
Licorice and dark fruit with raspberry and blueberries mineral and flowers on the nose. Very pure. Full and very rich with a muscular and powerful structure. Like a baby still. Barrel sample. 96+
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
With its superripe jammy fruit this is lush and opulent. It does have a fine structure as well as bitter chocolate and dark tannins. A hugely powerful wine.
JJB 99
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, March 2010
Merlot 70% Cabernet Franc 20% Cabernet Sauvignon 10%. The nose here is quite reserved but still has an attractive pure expression of bright fruit along with some sandalwood and cocoa powder. The palate is balanced in... Merlot 70% Cabernet Franc 20% Cabernet Sauvignon 10%. The nose here is quite reserved but still has an attractive pure expression of bright fruit along with some sandalwood and cocoa powder. The palate is balanced in components on an elegant framework. The fruit here is centered and compact as opposed to some riper viscous examples. The tannins here are substantial again and are finely grained. Tasted three times.