1990 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion Grand Cru France
Château Pavies large production has made it more easily available than many other red Bordeaux. It is one of the best-known St. Emilions, vinified in a slightly lighter, more elegant style. With moderate red currant fruit in the nose, plus earth and spice, it can be peppery, spicy, or even leafy with hints of red cherries. Like other wineries in the côtes of St. Emilion, Château Pavie makes firm wines that are restrained and austere when young. The occasionally severe tannins mature with age into a fine sinewy structure. The better vintages are deep, intense, and concentrated. They mature 7-20 years after the vintage.
Rated 94 Points Wine Spectator
A steamroller of a wine with tons of extract. Shows superb tannin structure, and the toffee, floral and plum aromas and flavors keep coming. Better than the '89. Drink after 1998. 12,000 cases made. —JS