2000 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A beautiful crushed rock/liqueur of minerality characterizes this inky/purple-hued St.-Emilion. Tannic, with lots of pure black raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with a notion of charcoal as well as the aforementioned rocky/powdered stone component, this long distance runner requires another 5-6 years of cellaring. It should age easily through 2030+.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium ruby-red. Superripe, inviting aromas of raspberry, game, coffee and woodsmoke. Fat, lush and mellow, with rich raspberry, game and truffle flavors. This boasts a velvety, utterly seamless texture, with perfectly integrated acids giving the wine shape. Really expands in the mouth, displaying the volume and generosity of the vintage's best examples. Finishes with big but lush tannins and lingering sweet fruit.
Complex aromas of crushed ripe fruit, with mineral and tobacco undertones. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Tight and muscular. Very fine indeed. Best after 2010.
Thick and sweet. Very flattering. Great balance. 17/20 points.