2015 Château Pavie

*Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast

$329.99

15 in stock

Appellation: Saint-Émilion

JS-100  JD 98-100  RP-98  AG-98  WS-98  NM-96  WE-96  DC-96

 

Size: 750 ml

15 in stock

Description

“This is really something. Sort of speechless when I taste it. It shows evocative aromas of wet earth, oyster shell, dust, tile, blackberries and blueberries. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a length and intensity that is so, so fine. A wine in perfect harmony. Complete. Hard not not to drink. Energetic and balanced. Better to wait for 10 years. Try in 2028.  (2/2018) 100 pts, James Suckling

“The 2015 Château Pavie is going to be a candidate for the wine of the vintage, both from the right and left banks, it’s that good. Made from 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, this truly great wine sports an inky purple color and to-die-for notes of crème de cassis, toasted bread, liquid flowers, and a building, gravely, liquid rock-like minerality. Possessing full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannin, and integrated acidity, with perfect ripeness and balance, it will need at least 4-5 years of bottle age to be drinkable but is going to keep for decades. I wrote ‘Wow’ more than once in my notes.” (11/2017) 98-100 pts, Jeb Dunnuck

“In 2015, the blend is 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the wine was matured 80% in new French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Pavie is still sporting a bit of its oak to begin, giving way to a glorious nose of crushed black cherries, blackberries and mulberries plus hints of dried roses, stewed tea, unsmoked cigars and garrigue. The rich, concentrated, full-bodied palate delivers an incredible structure of very firm, very ripe tannins and a racy line of freshness cutting through the dense layers of perfumed black fruits and savory notions, finishing with epic length.” (2/2018) 98 pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Heady, exotic and absolutely compelling, the 2015 Pavie is one of the standouts of the vintage. Soaring aromatics meld into a core of super-ripe red plum, cherry jam, rose petal, mint and lavender in this sensual, voluptuous Saint-Émilion. Even with all of its flamboyance, the 2015 possesses remarkable nuance and delineation. This is an overwhelmingly beautiful wine that seduces both the intellectual and hedonistic senses. Don’t miss it. Tasted two times.” (2/2018) 98 pts, Antonio Galloni for Vinous

“This start off richly, featuring beautifully rendered layers of fig, boysenberry and plum pâte de fruit flavors coursing through. The structure is refined and integrated, with a light chalky edge adding tension and vivacity while being absorbed by the fruit. The finish has pyrotechnics of anise, black tea and singed mesquite that are formidably long. Best from 2025 through 2045.” (3/2018) 98 pts, Wine Spectator

“The 2015 Pavie has an intense bouquet with layers of blackberry, crème de cassis, melted tar and and light graphite notes, opulent in style although nicely defined. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannin, a fine line of acidity and interestingly, as this Pavie goes along, it develops more finesse. There are touches of dark chocolate and spices, good depth on the finish with a persistent aftertaste. It will require several years in bottle but there is great potential here. Anticipated maturity: 2025 – 2050.” (02/2018) 96 pts, Neal Martin

“Although this wine is ripe, it is the fruit that sings. Firm and rich, the tannins support the wonderful fruitiness. Its perfumed Cabernets give the wine great presence as well as freshness. It is ready for long aging. Drink from 2027. *Cellar Selection* (4/2018) 96 pts, Wine Enthusiast

“Follows recent vintages with more Cabernet Franc (22%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (18%) in the blend. Fragrant dark fruit and spice notes. Powerful tannic frame but the tannins are really refined. Opulent mid-palate but minerality and tension runs through to a firm, driving finish. Accomplished but needs time.” (4/2016) Decanter

 

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in

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