2011 Pavie Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 375ML
  • WS 95
  • WA 95
  • JS 94
  • NM 94

Reviews for 2011 Pavie Bordeaux Blend

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Very ripe but also very focused with a distilled raspberry essence racing from start to finish while extra licorice snap blueberry coulis and plum pâte de fruit notes fill in the background. Long and velvety through the... Very ripe but also very focused with a distilled raspberry essence racing from start to finish while extra licorice snap blueberry coulis and plum pâte de fruit notes fill in the background. Long and velvety through the finish. A beautiful effort for the vintage.-J.M.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The 2011 Pavie is composed of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (14.3% alcohol). It possesses a certain approachability, which is somewhat disarming for the big, robust, super-concentrated and... The 2011 Pavie is composed of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (14.3% alcohol). It possesses a certain approachability, which is somewhat disarming for the big, robust, super-concentrated and ageworthy style Pavie has favored since 1998. The opaque purple-hued, full-bodied 2011 offers a sweet kiss of kirsch, blackberry, cassis and licorice, but no evidence of toasty oak despite the fact it is bottled about six months after most other premier grand cru classes in St.-Emilion. One of the most complete wines of the vintage, this superstar possesses gorgeous texture and opulence, and can be drunk in 3-4 years, or cellared for two decades. 95+ - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2014
Pavie made a balanced, pretty wine in 2011 that shows subtle character but firm tannins. Its smoky, coffee and berry character is impressive, but the tannins are silky and polished. Try in 2017.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Pavie was picked from 20th until 30th September. Usually there is an explosion of fruit from the glass...but not this time. It is more succinct in 2011 drawing you in to the seductive pure cassis and dark berry fruits... The Pavie was picked from 20th until 30th September. Usually there is an explosion of fruit from the glass...but not this time. It is more succinct in 2011 drawing you in to the seductive pure cassis and dark berry fruits laced with blueberry and a touch of soy. The palate is full-bodied and very well balanced with ripe tannins good acidity and great harmony. There is less of a vice-like grip than the 2010 and of course great persistency and purity on the mouth though those tannins are drying on the finish (as usual.) will require a decade in bottle. Note the plus sign. Tasted April 2012.
JJB 97
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, April 2012
70% merlot 20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon. 14.3% potential alcohol. Planted on 37 hectares of limestone mixed clay and limestone and alluvial sand soils. Vines are harvested by hand and yield 30 hl/ha. Aged... 70% merlot 20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon. 14.3% potential alcohol. Planted on 37 hectares of limestone mixed clay and limestone and alluvial sand soils. Vines are harvested by hand and yield 30 hl/ha. Aged in 80% new oak. Dark as night this St. Emilion is one of 2011's top wines. Rich chalky aromas mix with violet plum and other red and black fruit on the nose. Full of power and grip on entry this has fine-grained tannins and high acidity levels with a fruity mid-palate and a long rich and firm finish. This will require 10 years in the cellar and should be enjoyed for two to three decades. Wow! From the Gerard Perse portfolio. Tasted three times. Enjoy 2024-2044+.