2020 Pavie Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 3L
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JS 100 JD 100 JL 99 WA 99 VN 99 DC 97 WE 96
JS 100

jamessuckling.com, May 2021

(JS 99-100 points) The aromas are already exceptional, showing crushed-stone, limestone and salt character to the dark fruit and bark. It’s full-bodied, yet agile. Floats on the palate, then kicks in with loads of ultra...
JD 100

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

Pure perfection in red wine, the 2020 Château Pavie checks in as 50% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, all raised in 75% new French oak. Absolutely incredible in every way, it has a sensational...
JL 99

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

With a hue so dark, it is impossible to see through, the wine grabs your senses with its aromatic profile consisting of flowers, black plums, blackberries, black cherries, crushed rocks, licorice, smoke, blue fruits...
WA 99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2021

(97-99 points) Composed of 50% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2020 Pavie weighs in with an alcohol of 14.82% and a pH of 3.61. It is aging in French oak barriques, 75% new. Opaque purple-black...
VN 99

Vinous, June 2021

(VN 97-99 points) The 2020 Pavie is very clearly one of the wines of the year. Rich, inky and wonderfully vibrant, it pulses with energy from start to finish. All the elements are well balanced. Soaring Cabernet Franc...
DC 97

Decanter, January 2023

Smooth from the get go, still tense as you’d expect with a straight backbone, but the creamy texture is lovely with a beautiful balancing acidity and suaveness overall. More calm and quiet than I was expecting, certainly...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast,

(94-96 points) Barrel Sample. Big, bold and rich with solid black fruits and dense tannins that are definitely not shy. This solid wine is packed with structure. The fruit and freshness of the year are almost overwhelmed...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 3L
Closure Cork

The 2020 Pavie from Bordeaux, France is a truly exceptional wine that showcases the true greatness of the region. This Bordeaux Blend is composed of 50% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, creating a complex and harmonious blend of flavors.

In the glass, the 2020 Pavie displays an opaque purple-black color that immediately captivates the eye. On the nose, the aromas are already exceptional, with crushed-stone, limestone, and salt character intertwining with dark fruit and bark notes. This wine is full-bodied yet remarkably agile, floating on the palate and then kicking in with loads of ultra-fine tannins. The intensity and verve of this wine promise true greatness.

On the palate, the 2020 Pavie continues to impress with its well-structured and velvety texture. The wine offers a densely laden, muscular profile of black and blue fruits, including plum pudding, blueberry pie, and dark chocolate-covered cherries. Hints of eucalyptus, star anise, unsmoked cigars, and fertile loam add layers of complexity. The finish is incredibly long and mineral-laced, leaving a lasting impression.

Notable wine critics have also praised the 2020 Pavie. James Suckling awarded it an impressive 99-100 points, describing it as having exceptional aromas and promising true greatness. Decanter gave it a score of 97, highlighting its smoothness, beautiful balancing acidity, and clear depth of flavors. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it 99 points, commending its firm yet wonderfully ripe tannins and its hedonic and cerebral qualities. Jeb Dunnuck and Vinous both awarded it 99 points, praising its incredible bouquet, perfect integration of fruit, oak, and tannins, and vibrant energy.

The 2020 Pavie is a wine that demands attention and reverence. It is a true masterpiece from the renowned Pavie estate, showcasing the terroir of Saint Emilion in every sip. This wine has the potential to age beautifully for several decades, but for those who can't wait, it can be enjoyed after 4-5 years of cellaring.