Les Pavots

Peter Michael Winery, Les Pavots, 1997

RRP £220

One of the finest wines of the day. Disclaimer: it’s owned by our host. It comes from Sir Peter Michael’s lovely Knights Valley winery (he also owns the Vineyard Group) which has long had a stellar reputation. After a couple of decades this Bordeaux blend has a fresh hay nose with hints of redcurrant and rocky minerality. Superb fresh and delicate dark fruit, hedgerow, graphite, fine grained tannic finish, persistent and delicate until the wash of juice at the end. It just gets better and better.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

14.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2019 - 2035

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Sub-region

Napa Valley AVA

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Napa tasting recommendations

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere, Dave Allen, Romain Bourger, Alistair Viner

UK Stockist

The Vineyard Cellars

Global Stockist

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