Chateau Pavie 1999 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France) - [JS 93] [WA 92] [VM 92] [WS 90]

Chateau Pavie 1999 [1.5L MAGNUM]
(Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France) - [JS 93] [WA 92] [VM 92] [WS 90]

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About the Winery:
Chateau Pavie has diverse terroirs:

  • Terroir typical of the Saint-Emilion limestone plateau composed of clay-limestone soil on an asteriated limestone subsoil. Located at an altitude of approximately 85 meters above the Dordogne River.
  • Terroir called "milieu de cote" (middle of the slope) located approximately 55 meters above the Dordogne and composed of very fine brown limestone.

Many plots have been re-planted. The vines are trained high to increase the leaf canopy. Pruned to six spurs for old vines and two for young ones, green harvesting leaf thinning, as well picking and sorting by hand.

The way Chateau Pavie is fermented depends on the vintage. It is kept on the skins for three weeks in 20 temperature-controlled wooden vats. Malolactic fermentation in barrel and the wine is aged, depending on the vintages in 70% to 100% new oak, for 18 - 32 months.

Tasting Notes

Ruby-crimson colour. A fresh nose of red fruit (cherry) and torrefaction; a lively attack in the mouth, powerful flavours of blackcurrent, cherry jam, prunes (typical of the vintage) and black fruit (blueberry, blackberry). The tannins are pronounced yet very fine and pure. Great aromatic complexity and exceptional length.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - James Suckling:
"An earthy red with dried meat and ripe fruit. Full body and smoky character with mushroom and smoked-tea undertones. Chewy finish still. Drink now." (3/29/2018)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"This wine has a very youthful color and seems to be close to full maturity, without the density of the 1998, or its successor, the perfect 2000. It has abundant foresty notes, plenty of spice box, blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, some background toasty oak, medium to full body and sweet tannin. A very delicious wine, it offers a complex and fragrant style. It should be drunk over the next 12-15 years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (8/27/2015)

92 Points - Vinous Media:
"Full red-ruby. Highly nuanced nose combines currant, minerals, earth, coffee and mocha. Silky, suave and consistent from start to finish, with sweet, burnished flavors of currant, minerals and tobacco. Complex and flamboyant. Finishes very long and ripe, with lush, firm tannins. Uncommonly satisfying for the vintage." - Stephen Tanzer (5/2002)

90 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A relatively forgotten year sandwiched between the great '98 (for the Right Bank) and '00, this is gentle, with mulled plum and red currant fruit supported with light cedar and alder notes. Mature, with dried tobacco and a flash of earth through the finish. Not in the league of the other wines in this flight, but, notably, it doesn't feel as if this wine was overdone; rather, it's an accurate expression of the vintage.—Non-blind Pavie vertical (March 2017). Drink now through 2020. 1,665 cases made." - JM (Web Only - 2017)