1982 Pavie, St-Emilion
Very, very deep, blackish crimson. Dusty. Scented. Correct. Gentle, but quite a bit of vigorous tannins at the end. Quite surprisingly chewy.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This fully mature 1982 displays a weedy, herbaceous character interwoven with notions of earth, fruitcake, cherry jam, and spice box. Representative of the old style Pavies, it is moderately endowed, with ripe tannin, but not a great deal of concentration. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good saturated full red. Exotic nose combines roasted raspberry, minerals and coffee; slight suggestions of old wine. Then sweet and minerally in the mouth, with nicely firm-edged fruit and good flavor delineation. Finish shows a slight dry edge and a hint of greenness. Best today in the middle palate.
Youthful ruby color, with a garnet edge. Floral and perfumed, with a berry undertone on the nose. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a pretty, straightforward fruit aftertaste.
This excellent St-Emilion is a testament to the talent and dedication of Jean Paul Valette, the owner and maker of the 1982 Pavie.