2006 Pavie, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1030793

95-100 points Wine Spectator: "Full-bodied yet balanced and silky. Solid and rich, but not aggressive. Long and beautiful, with pure fruit. Less muscular than typical Pavie, but seductive. A beauty." (03/07) 96-98 points Robert Parker: "Another brilliant offering from Pavie, the 2006 reveals more sweet fruit and forwardness than the out-of-this-world yet more massive 2005. Low yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare, a blend of 70% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, a 37-day maceration, malolactic in barrel, and aging on its lees have resulted in a stunningly rich, dense purple-colored wine displaying a smorgasbord of red and black fruits intermixed with notions of crushed rocks, spring flowers, and subtle wood. Full-bodied, dense, and more fruit-forward than most Pavies, it possesses layers of flavor as well as a stunning finish that lasts for more than a minute..." (04/07) K&L's notes - Very ripe aromas-almost tending to overripe. Some whisky barrel characteristics.*1/2? RS: Also huge sweetness of crème de cassis fruit, but unlike Monbousquet it manages to retain its balance as well as a hint of elegance. Please note - 2006 Bordeaux futures will arrive between Jan 2009 and July 2009. We will contact you for shipping instructions.

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Price: $269.00
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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion