CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2005
Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé
6 x marked labels. 5 x stained labels. 2 x scraped labels. 1 x scuffed label. 2 x scuffed capsules. 4 x wrinkled capsules.
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! August 2015 WA 100