2019 Les Pavots Estate Cabernet, Peter Michael, Knights Valley

2019 Les Pavots Estate Cabernet, Peter Michael, Knights Valley

Critic score
96.5/100 info
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Bottle
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In stock
£219.88
Case, 6 Bottles
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In stock
£1,319.28

Wine details

  • Region & country
    USA
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2045info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Les Pavots is a dense, powerful wine that is going to need at least a few years to shed some baby fat. A rush of blue/purplish fruit, lavender, sage, tobacco, grilled herbs and incense washes across the palate. There's terrific depth, but the 2019 is so young. The 2019 is one of the more refined young Les Pavots I can remember tasting. It will be exquisite in another few years' time.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (June 2022)
96/100

From one of the smallest yields in the history of this Knights Valley vineyard, the 2019 Les Pavots matured in 70% new French oak. It's a dark, concentrated effort, with straightforward aromas of black cherries, cassis, vanilla and dark chocolate, a full-bodied, plush feel on the palate and a long, velvety finish. A delicious blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, it should possess close to two decades of drinkability.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (May 2022)
94/100

This is very perfumed with blackberry and pine-cone aromas, as well as raspberries and black cherries. Full-bodied with firm, velvety tannins that are tight-grained. Creamy and beautiful. Currant and graphite flavors come through. Lightly chewy at the end. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 21% merlot, 14% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Drink after 2025.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (January 2022)
99/100

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