1999 Pavie, St-Emilion

SKU #997705 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This wine has a very youthful color and seems to be close to full maturity, without the density of the 1998, or its successor, the perfect 2000. It has abundant foresty notes, plenty of spice box, blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, some background toasty oak, medium to full body and sweet tannin. A very delicious wine, it offers a complex and fragrant style. It should be drunk over the next 12-15 years. (RP)  (8/2015)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Full red-ruby. Highly nuanced nose combines currant, minerals, earth, coffee and mocha. Silky, suave and consistent from start to finish, with sweet, burnished flavors of currant, minerals and tobacco. Complex and flamboyant. Finishes very long and ripe, with lush, firm tannins. Uncommonly satisfying for the vintage. (ST)  (5/2002)

90 points Wine Spectator

 A relatively forgotten year sandwiched between the great '98 (for the Right Bank) and '00, this is gentle, with mulled plum and red currant fruit supported with light cedar and alder notes. Mature, with dried tobacco and a flash of earth through the finish. Not in the league of the other wines in this flight, but, notably, it doesn't feel as if this wine was overdone; rather, it's an accurate expression of the vintage.--Non-blind Pavie vertical (March 2017). Drink now through 2020. (JM, Web only-2017)

Jancis Robinson

 Dark purple. Rich and round. Pzazz. Just a bit thick and cocoa-like but much more comfortable than the 2007 tasted just beforehand. 16.5/20  (11/2010)

K&L Notes

92 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "Tasted at the Bristol Commanderie dinner. Poured from magnum, the Pavie ’99 has a very similar bouquet to the bottle poured in London a few months earlier: macerated dark cherries, creme de cassis, liquorices and a touch of shell fish with fine delineation. The palate is rounded and sensual with no signs of over-ripeness and demonstrating good structure, particularly considering its age." (07/2011)

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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