1982 Pavie, St-Emilion

SKU #950244 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The strongest Pavie in the eighties, this dark ruby-colored 1982 reveals aromas of strawberry jam intermixed with cherries, dried herbs, earth, and spice. Medium-bodied, with beautiful fruit flavors (particularly kirsch liqueur), this sweet, ripe, expansive Pavie has reached its apogee, where it should remain for 10-15 years.  (6/ 2000)

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.  (8/ 2002)

Wine Spectator

 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.  (11/ 1998)

K&L Notes

This excellent St-Emilion is a testament to the talent and dedication of Jean Paul Valette, the owner and maker of the 1982 Pavie.

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Saint Emilion