peter michael les pavots
Red wine

Peter Michael Winery, Les Pavots 2007

RRP £132

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. Slightly more evolved aromas of cigar box and pencil shavings layer over black plum and black cherry. In the mouth, plush, velvety tannins tighten their grip on a core of that same plum and cherry fruit, shot through with a complex melange of herbs and cedar. A powerful wine, but one that has maintained an impeccable grace as it ages, with still excellent acidity and a weightlessness on the palate that is quite admirable. A deeply sensuous wine. A dry winter was followed by an early budbreak and untroubled spring. Summer weather was mild until the end, when things heated up a bit before cooling off and allowing a very leisurely harvest, despite some brief rains in October.

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Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Cabernet Franc (17%), Merlot (10%), Petit Verdot

Alcohol

15%

Bottle size

half-bottle

Drink dates

2021 - 2023

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Area

Knights Valley AVA

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Alder Yarrow

UK Stockist

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