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2009 Pavie Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA100
  • CH99
  • WS97
  • ST96
  • JS96
  • WE95

Reviews

WA100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
Bottled the week before I arrived the 2009 Pavie appears to have barely budged since I tasted it two years ago. Many experts consider this phenomenal terroir to be nearly as great as that of Ausone. Made from a classic... Bottled the week before I arrived the 2009 Pavie appears to have barely budged since I tasted it two years ago. Many experts consider this phenomenal terroir to be nearly as great as that of Ausone. Made from a classic blend of 60-70% Merlot 20-25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon this inky/blue/purple-colored blockbuster reveals wonderful notes of blackberries crushed rocks roasted meats spring flowers cedar blueberries graphite and a hint of vanillin. With extravagant fruit and high extract as well as a hint of minerality this structured massively intense effort is typical of all the luxurious perfect or nearly perfect Pavies produced under the Perse regime (which began in 1998). While built for 40-50 years of cellaring the softness of the vintage and its flamboyant style is slightly less apparent in the 2009 Pavie than in some of the other Perse wines. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050+.
CH99
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2013
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.
WS97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
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
ST96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
(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.
JS96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
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+
WE95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
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.

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