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2017 Pavie

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2017
Appellation: St Emilion
99 (JD)
There are few chateaux which have had as meteoric a rise as Chateau Pavie. Thanks to the modern and innovating work of owner Gerard Perse, Chateau Pavie has become one of the most iconic estates in Bordeaux. Since taking over in 1998, there have been dramatic changes in quality: a simple look at Robert Parker’s scores says it all, with six wines from 1998-2016 scoring the perfect 100pts and an average Wine Advocate score between 1998-2013 of over 96pts. Crucially the heart of the chateau’s success continues to lie in its truly remarkable terroir that spans one of St-Emilion’s most privileged slopes. So whilst Pavie’s original reputation was as the poster-boy of rich, ripe Bordeaux for the 21st Century, Perse has continually tweaked and finessed his style to allow the vineyard full and true expression. Indeed from 2014 onwards there has been greater delicacy of touch without losing any of the wine’s inherent exotic charms. Where once it was controversial, even divisive, today Pavie enjoys consistent plaudits both sides of the Atlantic and far beyond.

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2017 Pavie

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2017 Pavie

99 (JD)
From £3,039 Loose bottle(s) and 6 pack case(s) available

2017 Pavie

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
99 (JD)
BTL
0
1
0
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£1,519
6
IMP
0
0
0
9
£2,285
1
 
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Bottle (600cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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Tasting Notes and Scores

95-96+

Bordeaux Index

Upgraded to Grand Cru Classe 'A' in 2012, Gerard Perse's Pavie is one of the most talked-about wines in all of Bordeaux. So tightly coiled and muted, backwards and dense, but releasing some saline, shell-like characters underneath the dark chocolate and rich plum fruit. Huge weight of stunningly pure, bright raspberry, black cherry and plum fruit, layered with clean limestone minerality - so much minerlity, especially coming through in the finish. There is such balance and interest here. Pavie is really operating on a new level which just makes so much sense. - April 2018

97-99

Wine Advocate

There was no frost in this vineyard in 2017, due to its elevation, and grapes were harvested September 25 through October 3. Composed of 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, the very deep purple-black colored 2017 Pavie has a profound nose of crushed blackcurrants, warm black plums and black forest cake with nuances of licorice, espresso, Chinese five spice and violets plus wafts of smoked meats and garrigue. Full-bodied, rich, firm, velvety and packed solid with black and blue fruit layers accented by sparks of exotic spices and floral scents, it finishes very long and incredibly layered. This is a very unique expression of this vintage. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, erobertparker.com, April 2018

95

Neal Martin

The 2017 Pavie is deep in colour, lucid in the glass. The bouquet demands a lot of coaxing before revealing scents of black cherries, blueberry, hints of cassis and crushed violet petals. It is powerful on the nose but I appreciate the contribution of the increased proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, imparting cedar and pencil box tones. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins. This is a well-built, an almost stocky Pavie with firm backbone, again, courtesy of the Cabernet, lightly spiced. A persistent finish fans out in superb fashion. It remains a "luxuriant" Pavie but one that is endowed more intellect than some recent vintages. www.vinous.com

93-96

Wine Spectator

Dark and admirably ripe, with layers of fig and blackberry compote liberally infused with tobacco, licorice snap and fruitcake flavors. Shows some heft through the finish, but there’s enough energy to keep this moving along. A long, subtle echo of chalk is alluring. - James Molesworth, winespectator.com, April 2018

97

James Suckling

Profound, crushed blueberry and blackberry aromas here. Mint and chalk undertones. Full-bodied with a center palate of balanced and ripe fruit with polished and caressing tannins. Excellent finish that goes on for minutes. All in finesse and length. A wine to contemplate and enjoy.

17++

Jancis Robinson

Black-hearted with purple rim. Rich and dark and packed with fruit, and here the oak char adds a savoury quality and does not overwhelm the fruit. Excellent freshness – everything is embryonic but in a powerful but harmonious whole. A particular style but well done in that style. Chewy, compact and all so concentrated. Needs time to unfurl. - Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2018

94-97

Antonio Galloni

The 2017 Pavie is very good, but it is also a bit somber in this vintage, almost as if the lack of sun during the summer speaks through the wine. Wild cherry, blueberry jam, leather and spice add to an impression of darkness. The 2017 finishes with real density and power to round things out. I can't wait to see how the 2017 develops over the next year. - vinous.com, May 2018

99

Jeb Dunnuck

The wine of the vintage, the 2017 Chateau Pavie is an incredible achievement and is certainly in the same league as past great vintages such as 2000, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2016. This hillside terroir escaped from the frost unscathed, and the 2017 is 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in mostly new oak. Its deep purple hue is followed by a rock star bouquet of pure creme de cassis, espresso roast, crushed violets, graphite, and a distinct sense of minerality. Deep, full-bodied, and concentrated, it has a wonderful sense of elegance, flawless balance, and again, awesome purity. This sensational effort has some upfront charm yet, given the tannins, a solid 7-8 years of bottle age are warranted and it should cruise for 25-30 years in cool cellars.