1999 Peter Michael "Les Pavots" Knight's Valley Bordeaux Blend
Very complete, this is wonderfully complex, smooth and well-focused, with currant, fresh tobacco leaf and sweet pepper flavors, ending on a pleasantly earthy note.—Non-blind Les Pavots vertical (March 2011). (Web-2011)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full bright ruby. Vibrant, pure aromas of cassis, blackberry, mocha, tar, bitter chocolate and violet. Round, rich and sweetly oaky; a large-scaled, mouthfilling wine with lovely fresh fruit and nicely restrained sweetness. Still youthfully tight and in need of time to develop more complexity. Finishes with big tongue- and toothdusting tannins.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The dense purple-colored 1999 Les Pavots exhibits sweet aromas of cassis, tapenade, cherries, licorice, and subtle wood. It is medium-bodied, with a cool climate textural profile, noticeable tannin, and a Bordeaux-like finish. (RP)