Lot 331

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 (2) 96 WA CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2007 (2) 93 WA CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2011 (2) 95+ WA


CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 (2) SAINT-ÉMILION. PREMIER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ U. 1 1 CM. 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 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2007 (2) SAINT-ÉMILION. PREMIER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ U. 2 1 CM. DRINK 2017-2035 93 WA CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2011 (2) SAINT-ÉMILION. PREMIER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ THE 2011 PAVIE IS COMPOSED OF 70% MERLOT, 20% CABERNET FRANC AND 10% CABERNET SAUVIGNON (14.3% ALCOHOL). IT POSSESSES A CERTAIN APPROACHABILITY, WHICH IS SOMEWHAT DISARMING FOR THE BIG, ROBUST, SUPER-CONCENTRATED AND AGEWORTHY STYLE PAVIE HAS FAVORED SINCE 1998. THE OPAQUE PURPLE-HUED, FULL-BODIED 2011 OFFERS A SWEET KISS OF KIRSCH, BLACKBERRY, CASSIS AND LICORICE, BUT NO EVIDENCE OF TOASTY OAK DESPITE THE FACT IT IS BOTTLED ABOUT SIX MONTHS AFTER MOST OTHER PREMIER GRAND CRU CLASSES IN ST.-EMILION. ONE OF THE MOST COMPLETE WINES OF THE VINTAGE, THIS SUPERSTAR POSSESSES GORGEOUS TEXTURE AND OPULENCE, AND CAN BE DRUNK IN 3-4 YEARS, OR CELLARED FOR TWO DECADES. APRIL 2014 95+ WA 6 BTS. PER LOT $1,400 - $1,700




Price Realised: $2244



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