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CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2005 (1) 100 WA CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 (3) 96 WA


CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2005 (1) SAINT-ÉMILION. PREMIER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ DENSE, OPAQUE PURPLE TO THE RIM, WITH A GORGEOUSLY PROMISING NOSE OF BLACKBERRIES, CASSIS, GRAPHITE AND CEDAR WOOD JUST BEGINNING TO EMERGE, IT TASTES MORE LIKE A THREE-YEAR-OLD THAN WINE THAT IS ALREADY A DECADE OLD. THIS BEAUTY IS INTENSE AND FULL-BODIED, WITH MAGNIFICENT CONCENTRATION, A MAJESTIC MOUTH-FEEL AND A TOTAL SEAMLESS INTEGRATION OF TANNIN, WOOD, ALCOHOL, ETC. BEAUTIFULLY RICH, FULL AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL, THIS IS A TOUR DE FORCE IN WINEMAKING AND CERTAINLY ONE OF THE TOP DOZEN OR SO 2005 BORDEAUX. FORGET IT FOR ANOTHER 3-5 YEARS AND DRINK IT OVER THE FOLLOWING 50-100 YEARS! 100 WA CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 (3) SAINT-ÉMILION. PREMIER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ THE WINE HAS A STUNNING NOSE OF ROASTED HERBS, GRILLED MEATS, CHARCOAL, BLACKBERRY AND BLACKCURRANT FRUIT, WITH SOME OAK STILL PRESENT. DENSE, FULL-BODIED AND VERY SUCCULENT AND LUSH, THIS WINE SEEMS TO BE IN LATE ADOLESCENCE, READY TO ENTER A RELATIVELY MATURE STAGE. THERE IS ALWAYS A SUSPICION BECAUSE OF THE EXTREME HEAT IN JULY AND AUGUST THAT THESE WINES WILL CRACK UP VERY QUICKLY, AND CERTAINLY THAT WILL ALWAYS BE A WORRY, BUT THIS ONE LOOKS SET FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 10-15 YEARS OF DRINKABILITY. AUGUST 2015 96 WA 4 BTS. PER LOT $1,200 - $1,500




Price Realised: $5700



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