2009 Pavie-Macquin Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 96
  • JS 96
  • IWC 94
  • WE 94
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2009 Pavie-Macquin Bordeaux Blend

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2015
This is a "wow" wine, with a stunning display of plum, blackberry and raspberry confiture aromas and flavors, allied to a dense but very velvety structure. Licorice, violet and plum cake notes fill in the background... This is a "wow" wine, with a stunning display of plum, blackberry and raspberry confiture aromas and flavors, allied to a dense but very velvety structure. Licorice, violet and plum cake notes fill in the background. Everything carries through the long, lush finish until the fine chalky minerality finally appears, adding remarkable finesse to this otherwise explosive display. Hard not to drink now, but this will cruise in the cellar.—Non-blind Pavie Macquin vertical (December 2014). Drink now through 2030. 3,750 cases made. –JM
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberries and blueberries, with vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with a solid core of very ripe fruit, toasted oak, milk chocolate and a long finish. Layered and intense. Made from organically... Gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberries and blueberries, with vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with a solid core of very ripe fruit, toasted oak, milk chocolate and a long finish. Layered and intense. Made from organically grown grapes. Try in 2018.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2014
94+ (14.5% alcohol; 3.39 pH): Bright ruby-red. Enticing nose offers fragrant floral and red berry aromas lifted by aromatic wood and mineral notes. Bright, fresh and juicy, with concentrated red berry, tobacco and... 94+ (14.5% alcohol; 3.39 pH): Bright ruby-red. Enticing nose offers fragrant floral and red berry aromas lifted by aromatic wood and mineral notes. Bright, fresh and juicy, with concentrated red berry, tobacco and delicately herbal flavors showing noteworthy precision and depth. The very lively but harmonious acidity extends the flavors at the back. Despite the relatively warm vintage, Pavie Macquin's cool soils have yielded a bright, fresh wine with great purity of fruit and outstanding length. The youthful chewy tannins are noble and need time to resolve. This vintage of Pavie Macquin will requires patience, but it will age splendidly and ought to prove one of the best Pavie Macquins yet made. - Ian D'Agata
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Very fruity aromas hint that this is a bright wine its tannins shaded by the red and black berry flavors. The structure is integrated showing ripe as well as fresh fruit with final flavors of chocolate. R.V.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
The 2009 is enormous in size yet broodingly backward I was somewhat surprised by the astringency of the tannins in this blend of 85% Merlot 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a big wine (14.5% alcohol)... The 2009 is enormous in size yet broodingly backward I was somewhat surprised by the astringency of the tannins in this blend of 85% Merlot 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a big wine (14.5% alcohol) black purple in color with huge concentration of fruit and beautiful purity but a good decade of cellaring is required. From a top terroir this wine is built for the long haul and I am sure it will be even better than its relatively conservative rating at this point. Anticipated maturity: 2022-2035. 92+
JJB 96
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2012
85% merlot 11% cabernet franc. Opaque at the core with a moderately broad robe the nose is initially closed. With air subtle aromas of high-toned spice complementing fresh herbs and the barest hint of fruit. However the... 85% merlot 11% cabernet franc. Opaque at the core with a moderately broad robe the nose is initially closed. With air subtle aromas of high-toned spice complementing fresh herbs and the barest hint of fruit. However the palate is much more exciting with complex and layered flavors weaving seamlessly together. Softly textured and showing just enough richness the midpalate maintains some balance that continues on to the long finish. Consulting winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt's trademark of finely grained tannins are highlighted as well. Will provide continuous enjoyment over the next 25 years.