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CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN

2012 Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion

Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Saint Emilion & Satellites
Village Saint Emilion
Classification Grand Cru Classé

The nose has a smoky red fruited charm and the palate starts with some fresh flavours. The mid palate is richer with ripe strawberry and black plum the suppleness helped by ripe tannins. There are layers of fruit complexity and length of flavour. 2017-26 Rating: 88-91 Derek Smedley MW, www.dereksmedleymw.co.uk (Dec 2013)

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The Pavie Macquin is a blend of 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 13th and 18th October at 30hl/ha. It has a gorgeous, sumptuous bouquet with pure dark cherries, Hoi Sin and oyster shells that is extremely pure and beautifully defined. The palate has a cashmere texture, wonderful finesse and very well judged acidity. It is a stunning wine from Pavie-Macquin in a difficult vintage. This would be one of my top picks on the Right Bank. Rating: 94-96 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com(May 2013)

A dense blue/black color is accompanied by notes of creosote, graphite, black fruits, vanillin, chocolate and tapenade. Rich, concentrated and full-bodied, it has a spicy, compacted, layered mouthfeel. Given how past vintages seemed to close down after bottling, this beauty will probably need 5-6 years of cellaring and keep for two decades or more. A stunning blend of 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Pavie Macquin came in at 14.4% natural alcohol. This vineyard, which enjoys a tremendous terroir high on the plateau above Pavie Decesse, is planted in pure limestone and clay soils. 2018 - 2038 Rating: 92-95 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com(Apr 2013)

Deep dark crimson with purple rim. Rich black cherry aroma, inviting. Some sweet oak toastiness but not too much because there's a meaty edge too. Really moreish. Bright and lively. Generous, full fruited and rounded but not in the least flabby. Lots of red fruit and fine supple tannin. Energy and length. Just enough freshness and a nice chewy finish. Pleasure without pretension. 2017 - 2025. Rating: 17 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com(Apr 2013)

Rating: 91 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Apr 2013)

Spicy, liquorish nose. Red berry fruit. Characteristic acidity of the cru evident. Firm, powerful structure but less assertive tannins than 2011. Drink: 2020 - 2030 Rating: 17.25 James Lawther MW, decanter.com(Apr 2013)

Rating: 18 Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com(Apr 2013)

Delightfully fresh and pure, with beautifully expressive aromas of blueberry, raspberry, plum and boysenberry fruit. This tames the grippy, taut side of the vintage, delivering sleek, silky tannins and a long, spice-infused finish. Offers lovely length and precision. Rating: 93-96 James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator(Apr 2013)

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