2020 Pavie-Macquin Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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VN 100 JS 98 JL 98 DC 97 TWI 97 JA 96 JD 96 WE 96 WA 95 WS 95
VN 100

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Pavie Macquin is sensational. Rich, dark and explosive, the 2020 balances the natural richness that is such a signature of the estate with a level of energy and vibrancy have not seen here in the recent past. The...
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, March 2023

I have never had a Pavie Macquin like this. It’s so fresh and vivid with black cherry, currant and raspberry character, as well as citrus. Some mineral and spice. Salt, too. The palate is full and linear with a...
JL 98

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Deeply colored with a showy nose packed with smoke, espresso bean, flowers, licorice, black cherries, plums and chocolate. The wine is rich, full-bodied, deep and concentrated with layers of sensuous, flamboyant, silky...
DC 97

Decanter, January 2023

Vivid and vibrant nose, full of rose petals, lilac floral edges, strawberries and black cherries. Forward, expressive, perfumed, alive. Sensual on the palate, smooth, velvety soft, intense but well balanced with a...
TWI 97

The Wine Independent, March 2023

Composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Pavie Macquin is deep garnet-purple in color. It bursts with bold notions of baked plums, boysenberries, and fresh, juicy blackberries, plus hints of Indian spices...
JA 96

janeanson.com, December 2022

Both opulent and restrained, with layers of creamy blueberry and blackberry fruits, concentrated espresso and cocoa bean, tingles of mandarin peel, a brilliant wine that sings of the appellation and terroir. 15ha estate...
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

(96+ points) The dense purple-hued 2020 Château Pavie Macquin checks in as a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from yields of 31 hectoliters per hectare and a selection of 85% of the production. Incredibly pure...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, April 2023

This full wine's ripe black fruits are velvety in texture and density. Inherently powerful, the wine keeps a great sense of proportion and balance. It has good acidity, with the freshness and balance coming together...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

(95+ points) The 2020 Pavie Macquin is performing well in bottle, unwinding in the glass with aromas of sweet raspberries and cherries mingled with notions of orange zest, violets, spices, bay leaf and vine smoke. Medium...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, November 2022

Very expressive, with a lovely violet and cassis set of aromas and flavors that spill forth, though this keeps focus and form, as subtle minerality and a very fine-grained structure allows this to flow gracefully through...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Pavie-Macquin is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend that emanates elegance and complexity. Hailing from the esteemed Saint Emilion region in Bordeaux, France, this wine showcases the artistry and craftsmanship of the renowned producer, Pavie-Macquin.

In the glass, this wine presents a deep and alluring red color, enticing the senses from the moment it is poured. The nose is a symphony of aromas, with sweet raspberries and cherries taking center stage. Delicate hints of orange zest, violets, spices, bay leaf, and vine smoke dance in harmony, adding layers of intrigue and depth.

On the palate, the 2020 Pavie-Macquin reveals its true character. Medium to full-bodied, it displays a remarkable concentration and depth. The ample core of fruit is beautifully framed by youthfully firm, chalky tannins, providing structure and balance. As the wine unfurls on the palate, it showcases its depth and fleshiness, captivating the senses with each sip.

Renowned wine critic William Kelley, from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, describes this wine as having a structure that demands patience. However, he notes that the Thienpont team has subtly eased off on extraction in recent vintages, allowing for a more approachable and enjoyable drinking experience.

Other esteemed critics have also heaped praise upon the 2020 Pavie-Macquin. Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com awards it an impressive score of 98, describing it as rich, full-bodied, and concentrated. He notes the layers of sensuous, flamboyant, and silky fruits that express purity, depth, and complexity. Leve predicts that with a few more years of aging, this wine will only continue to improve.

James Suckling, another respected wine critic, expresses his astonishment at the freshness and vividness of this vintage. He highlights the black cherry, currant, and raspberry character, as well as the citrus and mineral notes. Suckling predicts that this wine will truly shine after 2028.

The 2020 Pavie-Macquin has received consistent acclaim from critics, with scores ranging from 95 to 100. It is a wine that showcases the best of Saint Emilion, with its vibrant nose, plush mouthfeel, and precise acidity. This wine is a true gem that will undoubtedly reward those who have the patience to cellar it for several years, allowing it to reach its full potential.