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Château Pavie




St Emilion

Grape Blend:

Merlot | Cab. Franc

Château Pavie, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2012

Tasting Note:

This is a great and complex terroir just the south east of St Emilion town. Monsieur Perse continues to produce modern examples with huge levels of extract and tannin, however, over recent years we have detected a little more restraint and charm in his wines. Along with Angelus, Pavie was promoted to 1er Grand Cru Classé ‘A’. By Yields are 28 hl/ha. 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. The bouquet is a smorgasbord of cooked meats, minerals, crème de mûre, sloe and kirsch. The palate is packed with little berries; pure focussed and intense. Although this is brooding and dark in character, there are lots of little red berries interspersed across the palate. As we mentioned earlier, tannins are extractions have become gentler over recent years. The 2012 is still a large scale wine, but there is sufficient fruit to carry it. Still big and modern, but it is more charming than past efforts and will no doubt become harmonious with time in bottle.

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