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Chateau Pavie 2016 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)

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    The 2016 Pavie is cropped at 38 hectoliters per hectare between 10 and 20 October. The alcohol this year is 14.55%, and it is matured in 80% new oak and 20% one-year-old wood. As Gérard Perse explained, this is a Pavie that has taken stock and shifted in direction in recent years, reflecting more of its exceptional terroir instead of winemaking. It has a very intense bouquet that is extremely well-defined and shrugs off that higher alcohol level. You can find the graphite vein courtesy of the Cabernet Sauvignon and the underlying tension, while a second bottle had a soupçon more florality. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, ripe, supple tannins that gently caress the mouth. It feels beguiling and charming, totally different in style compared to say Cheval Blanc, offering a more sensual take on the 2016 growing season. It is a very impressive follow-up to the 2015 Pavie and may surpass it once in bottle. Drink 2026 - 2060.


    Country/Region: France, Saint Emilion

    Grape Variety: Merlot 60%, Cabernet Franc 22%, Cabernet Sauvignon 18%

    Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml 

    Robert Parker: 98 /100