2010 Pavie-Macquin Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 97
  • WA 95
  • JS 95
  • IWC 94
  • WE 94
  • NM 93

Reviews for 2010 Pavie-Macquin Bordeaux Blend

WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2015
This takes the fruit of 2009 but harnesses it even more quickly, with rivets of graphite and apple wood studding the core of plum sauce, blackberry reduction and raspberry pâte de fruit. Ample singed apple wood lines the... This takes the fruit of 2009 but harnesses it even more quickly, with rivets of graphite and apple wood studding the core of plum sauce, blackberry reduction and raspberry pâte de fruit. Ample singed apple wood lines the finish, melded wonderfully with the fruit, while the minerality lingers on and on in the background, waiting in reserve. Around it all, a beguiling violet note dances. The combination of power and purity is a wonderful thing.—Non-blind Pavie Macquin vertical (December 2014). Best from 2020 through 2035. 3,750 cases made. –JM
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
This is always an extremely masculine, dense, burly wine, and the 2010, which tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol (just slightly under that of the 2009), has a final blend of 80% Merlot and the rest virtually all Cabernet... This is always an extremely masculine, dense, burly wine, and the 2010, which tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol (just slightly under that of the 2009), has a final blend of 80% Merlot and the rest virtually all Cabernet Franc, with just 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. Loads of crushed rock and chalkiness, along with licorice, black truffle, smoked game and black fruits dominate the aromatics and flavor. Backward, formidably endowed, full-bodied and almost atypically massive and huge, with gargantuan extraction, this is a wine for patient connoisseurs to forget about for close to a decade. Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040+. 95+ - Robert Parker
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
Gorgeous nose with great complexity. Blackberry, licorice and a steely mineral note. Lots of chalk, nutmeg and violets too. Dense and full-bodied on the palate with a beautiful fruit and a sumptuous fruity finish that... Gorgeous nose with great complexity. Blackberry, licorice and a steely mineral note. Lots of chalk, nutmeg and violets too. Dense and full-bodied on the palate with a beautiful fruit and a sumptuous fruity finish that just goes on and on. Velvety tannins and layered texture with lots of raw licorice. Drink from 2018.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2014
Fully saturated deep red. Ripe aromas of spicy red cherry jam, plum, dried herbs, sweet spices and clove. Rich, ripe and dense on entry, then austere and precise in the middle, showing deep flavors of cassis, cinnamon... Fully saturated deep red. Ripe aromas of spicy red cherry jam, plum, dried herbs, sweet spices and clove. Rich, ripe and dense on entry, then austere and precise in the middle, showing deep flavors of cassis, cinnamon, minerals and savory herbs. Finishes lush, floral and long, with a chocolatey note. This bright, seamless wine strikes me as a very ripe but not over-the-top style of Pavie Macquin. It improves noticeably with aeration, becoming more minerally and less obviously ripe, and I really didn't notice the high alcohol. Great wine. 94+
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
A juicy and fruity wine that’s sustained by attractive tannins, giving both freshness and a balance of structure. The bright acidity lifts the wine while the tannins promise future aging. The wine is stylish, almost... A juicy and fruity wine that’s sustained by attractive tannins, giving both freshness and a balance of structure. The bright acidity lifts the wine while the tannins promise future aging. The wine is stylish, almost understated, but likely to develop impressively.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2013
Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. The Pavie-Macquin has wonderful delineation and poise on the nose: raspberry, wild strawberry, crushed stone and a hint of apricot. It is quite modern in style – but wonderfully... Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. The Pavie-Macquin has wonderful delineation and poise on the nose: raspberry, wild strawberry, crushed stone and a hint of apricot. It is quite modern in style – but wonderfully controlled and generous, almost to the point of Burgundian purity. The palate is medium-bodied with super-fine tannins. There are hints of sage and quince infusing the red fruit profile, whilst the finish is silky smooth. It is perhaps just a little sweeter than I envisaged out of barrel? Hopefully it will calm down in bottle.
JJB 97
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
85% merlot 14% cabernet franc 1% cabernet sauvignon. 15-hectare vineyard situated on the clay and limestone plateau above and behind Pavie-Decesse and planted to 37 year-old vines. Organically farmed and hand-harvested... 85% merlot 14% cabernet franc 1% cabernet sauvignon. 15-hectare vineyard situated on the clay and limestone plateau above and behind Pavie-Decesse and planted to 37 year-old vines. Organically farmed and hand-harvested from Oct. 15th to 20th. Whole berries are moved to tank by conveyor belt where they are fermented in 80% open-top oak and 20% cement tanks. 70% new oak and 30% one-wine-old barrels.14.5% alcohol. Opaque color with purple rim powerful aromas of black cherries and dark fruits quickly unfurl to reveal enticing layers of complexity. Intensely flavored with soft rounded textures this release has an incredibly long finish that is seamlessly connected to the midpalate. As with almost all wines made by Stephane Derencourt and Nicholas Thienpont the finest of tannins are immersed in some soft dark fruits to conclude the incredible tasting experience. Approachable soon the peak drinking window is between 2020-2030. Nicolas Thienpont and Stéphane Derenoncourt manage this estate.