2017 Château Pavie, 1er Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion

Deep, inky and impressive - the Cabernet Sauvignon makes itself known. There's so much going on here, it's a really supercharged effort.

Critic score
96.5/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2036
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Château Pavie, 1er Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion

TASTING NOTES

Black-hearted with purple rim. Rich and dark and packed with fruit, and here the oak char adds a savoury quality and does not overwhelm the fruit. Excellent freshness – everything is embryonic but in a powerful but harmonious whole. A particular style but well done in that style. Chewy, compact and all so concentrated. Needs time to unfurl.

Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2018)
17++/20

This is very velvety with a very pretty density and richness. Full body and chewy tannins. Focused and tight on the finish. Succulent and savory, too. Shows strength and subtlety at the same time.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)
(96—97)/100