This vintage of the second wine of Château Pavie is a blend of 66% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and was matured 50% in new and 50% in one-year-old French oak barrels. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Arômes de Pavie reveals a beguiling nose of smoked meats, fragrant earth and sautéed herbs over a core of warm red and black plums, cherry compote and blackberry pie plus a waft of dried lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals very fine and ripe yet wonderfully firm tannins plus a seamless backbone of freshness supporting the generous fruit, finishing long with wonderful restraint and elegance. 2020 - 2034
|Score: 92||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (Interim Fe), February 2018|
The dried-fruit and wet-earth character are eye-catching with some cedar and sandalwood. Full body, tight tannins and super polish and finesse. Velvety. A great second wine of Château Pavie. Try in 2022.
|Score: 95||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com (66), February 2018|
Lots of blackberry and walnut aromas and flavors. Full and very round textured. Excellent second wine of Pavie.
|Score: 94/95||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2016|
The 2015 Arômes de Pavie, the second wine of Pavie, emerges principally from two hectares on the plateau that were previously used for the Grand Vin. Black cherry, chocolate, new leather and plum flesh out to give this sumptuous, racy Saint-Émilion its inviting personality. Racy and alluring, the Arômes is a gorgeous wine that may very well hold some surprises down the road. Tasted two times. 2020 - 2030
|Score: 92||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2018|
The 2015 Arômes de Pavie, the second wine of Pavie, is fleshy, open-knit and seductive, but it also has plenty of tannic clout to back things up. Large, ample and quite deep, the Arômes shows plenty of vintage 2015 personality. Sweet tobacco, leather, licorice and herbs add the closing shades of nuance. The 2015 has maintained good freshness and energy to balance the richness of the year. The blend is 66% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon.
|Score: 89/91||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2016|
91–93. Barrel Sample. Spicy and ripe, this wine has a strong structure of brooding tannins. There are also great black plum and blackberry flavors here that are super-ripe.
|Score: 91/93||Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, December 2016|