The whole Nicolas Thienpont and Stéphane Derenoncourt stable was very impressive this year. From the little Puygueraud right up to the sensational Beauséjour Duffau Lagarrosse, the wines were a joy to taste. But for us, the wine that displayed the most class and refinement was Pavie Macquin. The fruit is so svelte and pure – this is ripe and decadent, yet there is nothing overblown – this has tension and a vital streak of acidity that is ever so mouth-watering. Situated on the plateau above Chateau Pavie and next to Troplong Mondot, Pavie Macquin’s enviable terroir has clearly excelled in 2015!
‘The purity of fruit and focus in this wine is so impressive. Full body, powerful and persistent. It goes on for minutes here. 96-97/100’. - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
‘A pure style, with a bright cassis aroma and a core of plum and bitter cherry notes, allied to a lightly chalky spine. Long and refined, showing lovely cut and precision. 94-97/100’. - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
‘The 2015 Pavie Macquin is another tremendous wine from Nicolas Thienpont and his team. Inky, rich and voluptuous the 2015 is endowed with remarkable depth and plenty of underlying energy to back it all up. The flavors are dark, bold and incisive, as are the tannins. The 2015 is going to require quite a bit of time to come together, but it is impressive, that much is obvious. Pavie Macquin is 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between September 29 and October 17 and aged in 60% new oak. 93-96/100’. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com