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Producer : Château Pavie
Region : Bordeaux (France), France (France)
Bottle Per Case : 1 x 6000 mL
Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
"The 2016 Pavie is a blend of 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 38 hectoliters per hectare between 10 and 20 October. The alcohol this year is 14.55%, and it is matured in 80% new oak and 20% one-year-old wood. As Gérard Perse explained, this is a Pavie that has taken stock and shifted in direction in recent years, reflecting more of its exceptional terroir instead of winemaking. It has a very intense bouquet that is extremely well-defined and shrugs off that higher alcohol level. You can find the graphite vein courtesy of the Cabernet Sauvignon and the underlying tension, while a second bottle had a soupçon more florality. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, ripe, supple tannins that gently caress the mouth. It feels beguiling and charming, totally different in style compared to say Cheval Blanc, offering a more sensual take on the 2016 growing season. It is a very impressive follow-up to the 2015 Pavie and may surpass it once in bottle."
98-100 points - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, April 2017
|Bottles Per Case||Single Bottles|
|Bottle Size||6000 mL|
|Region||Bordeaux (France), France (France)|
|Style||Warm and spicy reds|
|Grapes||22% Cabernet Franc, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 60% Merlot|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral|
|Price of Case||$4, 795.00|
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