2020 Pavie-Macquin Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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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 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Pavie-Macquin is a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine showcases a deep and vibrant color, enticing the senses before the first sip. With an alcohol content of 14.0%, it promises to deliver a powerful and memorable tasting experience.

Upon pouring, the aromas of sweet raspberries and cherries permeate the air, accompanied by hints of orange zest, violets, spices, bay leaf, and vine smoke. These complex and alluring scents create a captivating bouquet that immediately captivates the nose.

On the palate, the 2020 Pavie-Macquin reveals its true character. It is a medium to full-bodied wine, layered and concentrated, showcasing a deep and fleshy profile. The ample core of fruit is framed by youthfully firm, chalky tannins, adding structure and depth to the wine. It is worth noting that the Thienpont team has subtly eased off on extraction over the last few vintages, resulting in a more approachable and balanced wine.

Renowned wine critics have praised the 2020 Pavie-Macquin, highlighting its exceptional qualities. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awards it an impressive 95+ points, describing it as deep, concentrated, and demanding of patience. Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com gives it a score of 98, praising its richness, depth, and sensuous fruits. James Suckling is equally enamored, awarding it 98 points and describing it as fresh, vivid, and transparent.

Decanter gives the wine a score of 97, noting its vivacity, perfume, and energy. Jeb Dunnuck awards it 96+ points, highlighting its pure cassis and blueberry fruits, complex aromatics, and great finish. Vinous awards it a perfect score of 100, hailing it as sensational, rich, dark, and explosive.

The 2020 Pavie-Macquin is a wine of exceptional quality that will age gracefully over the years. It demands patience, but the rewards will be worth it. With its vibrant flavors, balanced structure, and impressive accolades, this wine is a testament to the artistry and skill of Pavie-Macquin's winemaking team. It is a true gem from the Bordeaux region and a must-try for wine enthusiasts and collectors alike.