Château Pavie Macquin Premier Grand Cru Classe "B", St Emilion, Bordeaux, France, 2020
Grapes: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon, 15ha vineyard on limestone/clay plateau, 35 year average vine age, 31hl/ha yield, hand harvested, biodynamic, 16-20 months' ageing in French oak barrels (50% new, 50% second fill)
Critics' Tasting Notes:
"The 2020 Pavie Macquin is performing well in bottle, unwinding in the glass with aromas of sweet raspberries and cherries mingled with notions of orange zest, violets, spices, bay leaf and vine smoke. Medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, it's deep and fleshy, its ample core of fruit framed by youthfully firm, chalky tannins. As usual, it's more structured than Larcis Ducasse, and it remains a bottling that will demand some patience, even if the Thienpont team have subtly eased off on extraction over the last few vintages, a welcome trend that I hope will be pushed further."
95+/100 points, William Kelley, WINE ADVOCATE, April 2023
"Deeply colored with a showy nose packed with smoke, espresso bean, flowers, licorice, black cherries, plums and chocolate. The wine is rich, full-bodied, deep and concentrated with layers of sensuous, flamboyant, silky fruits that express purity, depth and complexity. The lingering finish builds in intensity finishing with intriguing touches of citrus peel, red pit fruit, and dark chocolate. In a few years, this could be even better."
98/100 points, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider, March 2023
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- Saint Emilion
- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Bordeaux Blend
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