1999 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion Grand Cru France

$374.99 USD

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Winemaker Notes
Ruby-crimson colour. A fresh nose of red fruit (cherry) and torrefaction; a lively attack in the mouth, powerful flavours of blackcurrent, cherry jam, prunes (typical of the vintage) and black fruit (blueberry, blackberry). The tannins are pronounced yet very fine and pure. Great aromatic complexity and exceptional length.

Château Pavie has a great diversity of soils and it is interesting to place the vineyard geographically: Soils corresponding to the Saint Emilion limestone "plateau", located around 85 metres up from the Dordogne, and composed of clay-limestone soil on top of chalk with marine fossils. Soils corresponding to the "mid-hillside" land 55 metres up from the Dordogne, composed of a brown clay-limestonesoil with a fine texture.

Rated 93 Points Wine Spectator
Delivers complex, yet subtle, aromas of sweet tobacco, blackberry, green coffee bean and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with a deep and subtle palate that shows wonderful density of fruit and impressive balance. It lasts very long on the finish—and what a finish. Don't wait. A blockbuster style. Woody, but exciting.

Rated 92 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine has a very youthful color and seems to be close to full maturity, without the density of the 1998, or its successor, the perfect 2000. It has abundant foresty notes, plenty of spice box, blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, some background toasty oak, medium to full body and sweet tannin. A very delicious wine, it offers a complex and fragrant style. It should be drunk over the next 12-15 years