Chateau Pavie, Premier Grand Cru Classe(A), St. Emilion, 2010, 75cl
Chateau Pavie on suurim Premier Grand Cru Classe(A) veinimõis, nende kasutuses on kokku 42 hektarit maad, millest 37 hektarit on viinapuude all. 70 % viinamarjadest kasvatatakse orgaanilisel meetodil ja sihiks on lõpuks 100 % viinamarjadest kasvatada orgaaniliselt. Vein laagerdub 18 kuud tammest vaatides, millest 80 % on uued vaadid. Chateau Pavie on rikkalik, täidetud mineraalsusega ja puuviljadega, mis pärinevad ainult maailma parimatest viinamarjadest.
Segu:70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc ja 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 100 Points
What fun, excitement and joy it will be to compare the four perfect wines Perse has made in 2005, 2009, 2010 and, of course, the 2000, in 25 or so years. This wine is truly profound Bordeaux. Everything is in place – remarkable concentration and a beautiful nose of cedar and ripe blackcurrant and blackberry with some kirsch and spice box in the background. Lavishly rich, with slightly more structure and delineation than the more Rabelaisian 2009, this wine does show some serious tannins in the finish, and comes across as incredibly youthful. Of course, it’s five years old, but it tastes more like a just-bottled barrel sample than a 2010. In any event, this wine is set for a long, long life and should be forgotten for at least another decade. Consume it over the following 75 or more years.
Jeb Dunnuck – 100 Points
The 2010 Château Pavie is straight-up magical, and while it matches the 2000, 2005, 2009, and 2015, it has a style all its own. (It’s probably most similar to the 2005, yet even more tannic and backward.) Checking in as blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon from tiny yields of 26 hectoliters per hectare, it’s still ruby/plum-colored and has a powerful, inward bouquet of blackcurrants, smoked earth, graphite, chocolate, and white truffle. Deep, powerful, and massive on the palate, yet also incredibly delineated and focused, it’s shed just a touch of the baby fat it had in its youth and still needs another 4-5 years to hit prime time. Given its depth of fruit, flawless balance, and both purity and freshness, it’s going to be a 75- to 100-year wine.