Château Pavie Saint-Èmilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

$499

...proprietor Gerard Perse has pushed the envelope of quality, fashioning first-growth quality wines from one of Bordeaux's finest terroirs...Pavie's 2005 exhibits a thick-looking purple color to the rim as well as an exquisite perfume of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, unsmoked cigar tobacco, crushed rocks, damp earth, and hints of truffles and incense. The vineyard's limestone soils have provided massive concentration, a laser-like precision, fresh, zesty acidity, and massive tannin. Despite the wine's enormous concentration and intensity, there is a lightness to its style. As Perse has made clear, he is trying to produce modern day versions of such great vintages as 1921, 1929, 1945, and 1947, wines that lasted 50 or more years...this is one of the world's most outstanding wines, and the 2005 Pavie should take its place among the greatest achievements of Bordeaux in the last 50 years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Justin Bothur Delectable Pro

Roasted plums, coffee grinds, burnt leather, ratatouille, herbs, power, structure! So much longer to go!

Roasted plums, coffee grinds, burnt leather, ratatouille, herbs, power, structure! So much longer to go!

9.0

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Very deep, dark and intense. Thick deep fruit. Tannins pretty present. Densely packed and powerful. Not a charmer but packs a punch.

Very deep, dark and intense. Thick deep fruit. Tannins pretty present. Densely packed and powerful. Not a charmer but packs a punch.

9.2

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Modern style soft Merlot. Easy drinking, but lacking two essential elements: complexity and character

Modern style soft Merlot. Easy drinking, but lacking two essential elements: complexity and character

9.2

WineMascot Delectable Pro

2005, bacon fat and blue fruit. maybe something up with this bottle

2005, bacon fat and blue fruit. maybe something up with this bottle

9.0

Gwendolyn Osborn, DWS Delectable Pro

If only my husband had a birthday everyday. Complex, layered, bold. Tasting blind we were sure it was a graves, but this was strong and delicate. Loads of flavor and spice and texture. Love.

If only my husband had a birthday everyday. Complex, layered, bold. Tasting blind we were sure it was a graves, but this was strong and delicate. Loads of flavor and spice and texture. Love.

10

Gus Kalaris Delectable Pro

Gets better each time I taste

Gets better each time I taste

9.7

Cynthia O'Toole Delectable Pro

Still needs time :)

Still needs time :)

9.0

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Still a youngster with a bright future.

Still a youngster with a bright future.

9.8

Gary Westby Delectable Pro

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

Disgusting over extracted custom made for wine critics junk! Yuck!

Disgusting over extracted custom made for wine critics junk! Yuck!

6.4

George & JJ Seiters

anniversary wine

anniversary wine

9.2

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