Chateau Pavie, Premier Grand Cru Classe(A), St. Emilion, 2018
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:60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc ja 18% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Jeb Dunnuck – 100 Points
One of the wines of the vintage is the 2018 Château Pavie, and Gérard Perse continues to produce one of the greatest wines in the world, in just about every vintage. Based on 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 shows the slightly more restrained style of the estate today yet still brings classic Pavie richness, depth, and grandeur. Revealing a deep purple color as well as a sensational bouquet of crème de cassis, damp earth, tobacco, chalk, and lead pencil shavings, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, incredible purity, a dense, concentrated mid-palate, and a liqueur of rocks-like sense of minerality on the blockbuster finish. There’s a backward, inward style here that actually reminds me of the 2000. This is another magical, probably immortal wine from this terroir that marries power with elegance perfectly. Don’t miss it!
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 97-100 Points
The 2018 Pavie is composed of 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested October 1-10 with yields of 38 hectoliters per hectare. The wine has a 3.58 pH and 14.48% alcohol. Very deep purple-black in color, the nose starts off quiet and stern, swiftly growing exponentially in the glass to reveal powerful plum preserves, fruitcake, coffee beans, smoked meats and black olives scents with emerging nuances of roses, hoisin, molten chocolate and licorice plus a waft of candied violets. WOW—the palate explodes with waves of black fruit preserves, exotic spices and savory chocolate, framed by very firm, super ripe, velvety tannins and an electric backbone of freshness, finishing with epic length and energy. Amazing, singular wine—it could only be Pavie.