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Pavie Macquin 2020

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Emilion
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot/Cabernet Franc

Stéphane Derenoncourt and Nicolas Thienpont produce this impressively concentrated wine from vines that are situated between Pavie and Troplong Mondot. The 15 hectares are planted with 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2020Pavie MacquinBT1 \ 012691.001291/93 NM1276.77777733333393.0091.00Pavie Macquin0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2020 Pavie-Macquin has a boisterous, attention-grabbing bouquet of opulent blueberry and kirsch scents, a touch of orange pith developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet entry, certainly one of the most exotic wines from the estate in recent years, and a luscious finish, where I would like to feel more of the Cabernet Franc. This needs a very prudent élevage.Drink: 2025-2045

91/93
Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2021

Sweet-berry and orange-peel aromas with hints of stone and oak on the nose. Medium-bodied with firm tannins and a fine-grained finish. Restrained plushness to this. Reserved.

95/96
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2021

The 2020 Pavie Macquin has an opaque purple-black color, exploding from the glass with an intoxicating perfume of violets, Ceylon tea, forest floor and eucalyptus over a core of blackberry preserves, Morello cherries and stewed plum, plus wafts of crushed rocks and unsmoked cigars. The medium to full-bodied palate shimmers with energetic red and black fruit layers and loads of floral and earthy sparks, framed by exquisitely ripe, finely grained tannins and amazing tension, finishing with a long-lingering perfume of black fruits. A real head-turner! Drink: 2025 - 2055

96/98
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (May 2021 W), May 2021

There is a richness here, a powerful spread of black fruits, that grabs you from the start. Perhaps less razor precision than the Larcis Ducasse (also part of the Nicolas Thienpont stable) but more width and depth of flavour. This has texture and brambled power, sappy saline on the finish, touches of austerity, graphite laced through with grilled cassis and aniseed. Some reduction at this point, will clear over barrel ageing. Tasted several times, and each time the pumice stone and chalk of limestone grips on and will not let go. A yield of 31hl/ha.

Drinking Window 2028 - 2044

95
Jane Anson, Decanter.com, May 2021

Full bottle 1,340 g. Undated cask sample. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc.
Dark purple. Very supple nose. Round fruit and all but imperceptible tannins until the very end. A savoury yeast-extract note on the fumey finish. Sappy and appetising. Acidity much more important than sweetness in this wine – which is no bad thing. Settled, comfortable finish. Long and reverberant. 14.5%
Drink 2028 – 2044

16.5+
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2021

The 2020 is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from a yield of 31hl/ha. Blueish ruby in the glass. A nose of cherry drop and bubblegum with a whiff of baked fruit on the nose. The palate is very sweet, with confected fruits and baking spices. The tannins are firm and dry, bringing big structure that currently sits awkwardly against the fruit. Candied but long on the finish.

89/91
Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, April 2021

(31hl/ha)
Dense and oaky on the nose, black-fruit dominated; very full, firmly tannic, and very marked by its acidity; this gives all the concentrated ripe black fruit a long and linear character, a great support to the wine, and a very nice definition to the finish; long and elegant and refined for the cru, and with great aromatic length. A lovely Pavie Macquin in its slightly sturdy style, indeed maybe the best to date? But its structural combination of tannin and acidity mean it will be years in the mellowing. 2032–52+.

92/94
Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine, May 2021
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