2017 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1355658 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2017 Pavie Macquin is deep garnet-purple in color and opens with flamboyant notes of warm black and red plums, black cherries and tilled soil with delicate touches of cloves, star anise, red roses and forest floor. Medium-bodied with a firm backbone of very finely grained, very ripe tannins and tons of freshness, it has wonderfully elegant yet intense fruit layers and a long, minerally finish. Just beautiful. (LPB)  (4/2018)

93-96 points Vinous

 A sexy, racy wine, the 2017 Pavie Macquin is full of personality. A rush of sweet red cherry, plum, rose petal, mint and blood orange infuses this sumptuous, racy Saint-Émilion. A wine of striking purity and total class, Pavie Macquin dazzles. As always, Pavie Macquin is marked by stunning fruit purity, red fruit, soft contours and silky, voluptuous tannins. In 2017, the blend has a bit more Cabernet Franc than in the past, now that younger vineyards have come online. (AG)  (5/2018)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast

 Big in tannins as well as fruit, this wine is very fine. It has weight, concentrated black fruits and juicy acidity. The fruit is approachable, giving fruitiness and a soft aftertaste. Drink this fine wine from 2024. (RV)  (4/2018)

93-95 points Jeb Dunnuck

 From a cooler, north-facing terroir located on the upper plateau of Saint Emilion, the 2017 Château Pavie Macquin sports a deep purple/blue color as well as perfumed, exotic notes of black cherries, blueberries, crushed rocks, violets, and ample floral nuances. With bright acidity, ripe, yet firm tannin, it shows the cooler, focused, austere side to the vintage, yet is pure, concentrated, and impeccably balanced. This is a 2017 built for the long haul and is going to need at least 4-5 years of bottle age. The blend is 80% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested between the 20th of September and the 9th of October. 93-95+  (4/2018)

94-95 points James Suckling

 Very solid center palate of fruit and firm, silky tannins. Linear and bright with a focused and pretty finish. Full-bodied, tight and precise. Very clear and bright.  (4/2018)

92-95 points Wine Spectator

 Deliciously engaging, with a pure, aromatic display of boysenberry and blackberry fruit running through, picking up light bramble and anise accents along the way. Fresh and nicely defined, showing plenty of crackle on the finish. (JM, Web Only-2018)

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Staff Image By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/8/2018 | Send Email
Absolutely delicious wine! Expansive, exotic aromas of sweet, jammy red fruits (raspberry and cassis) on the nose and all the way across the palate. Strong lively and fresh on the finish. Classy, flashy wine and without a doubt one of the right banks values. Ralph Sands

Staff Image By: Ryan Moses | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/20/2018 | Send Email
One of the great wines of 2017 Bordeaux without a doubt - something that was shared by our team when tasting it on two different occasions. Cool, pure red fruit comes in waves as it continues to build on the palate. There is a mineral/limestone note that keeps a sense of place and resonates with the classic Bordeaux lovers in the room. Great layers and detail is seen through persistent fine grain tannins. This is not a push-it-to-the-limits style, but instead a well-judged, balanced wine. Terrific focus and depth. Drink 2023 to 2038.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion