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Pavie 2019

SubregionSt Emilion
Grape VarietyMerlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon

Gérard Perse has created a magnificent modern winery of marble, stainless steel and new oak barrels and, with very low yields, has been making wines of enormous concentration and power. Since 1998 Pavie has been rewarded with a string of high scores from the critics and has now attained Premier Cru Classe 'A' status. The 37 hectare vineyard contains vines of an average age of 48 years.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2019PavieBT5 \ 0602,800.001297/100 LPB60311.111104100.0097.00Pavie0.7510
Bordeaux2019Pavie NewMG2 \ 0122,900.00697/100 LPB12322.22222866667100.0097.00Pavie1.510
Bordeaux2019Pavie NewDM331,050.00bt97/100 LPB3350100.0097.00Pavie310
Bordeaux2019Pavie NewIM332,100.00bt97/100 LPB3350100.0097.00Pavie610
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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Pavie is a blend of 50% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested from the 30th of September to the 11th of October. The yields this year were 35 hectoliters per hectare, and the alcohol came in at 14.73%, while the pH was 3.55 (remarkably low!). Very deep garnet-purple in color, the nose opens with a beguiling array of intertwined earth and black fruit scents: baked plums, black cherry preserves, tilled soil, black truffles, mossy tree bark and mulberries with nuances of allspice, clove oil, espresso and cedar chest. Full-bodied, densely packed and with a rock-solid structure, the constrained flavor layers are just waiting to explode; it's framed by firm, exquisitely ripe, rounded tannins and this vineyard's signature freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. Quaking with latent power and shimmering with a kaleidoscope of electric flavors, this could only be Pavie.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, RobertParker.com, June 2020

The 2019 Pavie was picked from 30 September to 11 October at 29hl/ha. It is initially exubertant, feisty on the nose, a bit like the Pavie-Decesse. Allowing my sample an hour in the glass, it evolves more grace and composure with scents of blackberry, briary, incense and iris flowers. The oak beautifully integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, quite an edgy line of acidity, touches of graphite infusing the very pure black fruit on the satin-textured finish. This is undoubtedly a very impressive, sauve Pavie destined for long-term drinking. 2024 - 2060

Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020

This is superb with great length and quality tannins. It’s full-bodied with intense, polished tannins and great length. Tar and black fruit. Goes on for minutes. On and on. We will see which is better: 2019 or 2018.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2020

The 2019 Pavie is a showstopper. A wine of soaring intensity and grandeur, Pavie is striking from the very first taste. A rush of red/purplish berry fruit, mocha, dried flower and lavender builds effortlessly. The purity of the flavors is just striking. Racy, deep and sensual through to the finish, Pavie is magnificent. What a wine.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2020

Not tasted before release.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020
Read more tasting notes...

50% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon. First year there’s been a 50/50 Merlot/Cabernets split. Barrel sample.
Deep purple-black to the rim. Dark, ripe and complex with a leafy, blackcurrant note. Still assertively tannic and powerful but there’s a little more restraint and the tannins are polished and refined. Cool limestone terroir shows. Finishes on a muscly, chewy note. Plenty of wine but will need time. (JL) 14.7%
Drink 2030 – 2050

James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, June 2020
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