Château Pavie

Château Pavie, 2009

RRP £340

Bottle age has softened this wine, and the terroir is shining through the maquillage. The nose is enigmatic, promising immense power. In the mouth, the power is very much there, and the enigma too: this wine is still cloaked and somewhat muted. Promoted to the status of premier grand cru classé A in 2012 alongside Angélus, Pavie has an exceptional terroir but has been prone to slightly heavy-handed winemaking in the past. With more time, the promising foundations of this wine should come to the fore, but it may never attain the elegance of Pavie’s recent vintages, with a lighter-touch gradually introduced from 2014 onwards.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Dry

Grape Varieties

Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

14.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2022 - 2042

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

St Emilion & Pomerol

Area

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOP

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Bordeaux 2009

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

No

Tasted by

Ella Lister

UK Stockist

Berry Bros & Rudd

Global Stockist

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