Château Pavie

Saint-Èmilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3798 ratings
9.2207 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Lance E. Farman

Drinking well. Wish there was a bit less Barrell though.

Drinking well. Wish there was a bit less Barrell though.

May 27th, 2018
Brent Clayton

Lush ripe fruit, opaque, olive, spices, soy.

Lush ripe fruit, opaque, olive, spices, soy.

Apr 21st, 2018
Robert Gomez

General Manager, Dino's Tomato Pie

9.6

A hot vintage with 100° days makes this ripe but not overly-ripe wine quite fruit forward in a good way. It could almost be mistaken for new world. Generous red and dark fruits, pronounced minerality, subtle fresh herbs and fresh florality. Tasted 2018 and still very fresh!

A hot vintage with 100° days makes this ripe but not overly-ripe wine quite fruit forward in a good way. It could almost be mistaken for new world. Generous red and dark fruits, pronounced minerality, subtle fresh herbs and fresh florality. Tasted 2018 and still very fresh!

Jan 18th, 2018
Tracy Hall

Still plenty of life with enough acid to warrant a few more years before trying again. But very nice showing. Takes me back to Paris.

Still plenty of life with enough acid to warrant a few more years before trying again. But very nice showing. Takes me back to Paris.

Oct 23rd, 2017
Nick Apone

2000 vintage.

2000 vintage.

Sep 7th, 2017
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

8.0

The color held on but the fruit did not. Not entirely surprising, given the vintage after 35 years.

The color held on but the fruit did not. Not entirely surprising, given the vintage after 35 years.

2 people found it helpfulMay 17th, 2015
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

9.5

In a word: Napaesque.

I just made that word up...but it seems to capture the essence of what's going on here. This fat baby has 10-15+ years to reach its apogee.

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In a word: Napaesque.

I just made that word up...but it seems to capture the essence of what's going on here. This fat baby has 10-15+ years to reach its apogee.

More client lunching

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2014
Rafael Landestoy

What more can one say about Pavie? Amazing!

What more can one say about Pavie? Amazing!

May 21st, 2017
La Vie du Vin Wine Market

When Pavie was still Pavie! Wow. We rarely drink these Merlots. Maybe we should.

When Pavie was still Pavie! Wow. We rarely drink these Merlots. Maybe we should.

Apr 4th, 2017
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.6

Loads of intrigue here. Completely intact, great color and clean with aromas and flavor of an uncommon range. An ol' Brit's proper, mature claret.

Loads of intrigue here. Completely intact, great color and clean with aromas and flavor of an uncommon range. An ol' Brit's proper, mature claret.

Apr 1st, 2017