Château Pavie Saint-Èmilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

$195

The 2006 Pavie, a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, is cropped low as the viticultural work is impeccable, the winemaking is thoroughly Burgundian in style, and bottling is accomplished with no fining or filtration. With over 90 acres in vine, this is one of the larger of the premier grand cru classes in St.-Emilion. A prodigious effort, the 2006 does not have the sucrosite of the 2005, 2003, or 2000, but it would not be embarrassed if tasted side by side with either of those two titans. A dense purple color as well as an extraordinary perfume of crushed black currants, licorice, wet stones, and subtle background oak are found in this tannic, dense, masculine-styled 2006. Backward and extraordinarily pure, it is built like a Manhattan skyscraper with exceptional focus, depth, texture, and length. It's all here, but 5-10 years of patience will be warranted. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

MRM

Far too young!

Far too young!

9.0

DE

Well Balanced and Amazing finish. Very fun

Well Balanced and Amazing finish. Very fun

9.3

MRM

Still a bit young but pleasant just the same

Still a bit young but pleasant just the same

9.2

Phil Castellano

This wine is extremely complex and full of minerals. Still needs a good 5 years of aging before it will really show.

This wine is extremely complex and full of minerals. Still needs a good 5 years of aging before it will really show.

9.2

Brian Terrizzi

Tastes as expected. Pretty ripe pencil lead with some prune and leaf. Good with cheese.

Tastes as expected. Pretty ripe pencil lead with some prune and leaf. Good with cheese.

9.2

Kevin Fitzpatrick

2006 from mag. A good but not great bordeaux. Lacked typical bordeaux nuance and structure. Dare I say Parker?

2006 from mag. A good but not great bordeaux. Lacked typical bordeaux nuance and structure. Dare I say Parker?

8.9

Yuri Smirnov

Stan

Stan

9.5

Anthony Maltempi

If only I could drink this every day. Makes me want to throw out half of my collection. Excellent wine.

If only I could drink this every day. Makes me want to throw out half of my collection. Excellent wine.

9.4

Cecilia Sánchez

Agosto 30, 2014

Agosto 30, 2014

9.2

Caroline Meurée

70 merlot, 20 cf et 10 cs

70 merlot, 20 cf et 10 cs

9.8

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