Château Pavie Macquin 2005

Château Pavie Macquin 2005

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• Domaine: Château Pavie Macquin
• Appellation: Saint-Emilion
• Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé 'B', Saint-Emilion
• Origin: Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar

Tasting Notes

"As of 2006, Pavie Macquin is one of St.-Emilion’s new Premier Grand Cru Classés, although the 2006 reclassification of St.-Emilion has been suspended by a Bordeaux judge because of a pending lawsuit from three estates that were demoted (justifiably in my opinion.) Their 2005 may be the finest wine they have yet produced – even better than their brilliant 2000 and 1998. From a 37-acre vineyard, this blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented in open top tanks with pigeage, malolactic in barrel, aging on its lees, and batonnage, all a la Burgundy. It achieved 14.5% natural alcohol, which must be an all-time record at this estate. Over 4,000 cases will be produced. A fascinating wine that reminded me of a top vintage of Ausone, it represents the essence of its terroir as well as richness. Black/purple to the rim with an extraordinary, intense nose of crushed rocks, spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and camphor, it possesses superb depth, huge tannin, and massive concentration as well as freshness (from acidity and definition). This legendary effort should be drinkable in a decade, and last for 35+ years. Out of this world!" - Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate (4/29/2007, Issue 170) Ratings: 96-100, Drink: 2017-2042

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