As readers may have noted, I have been critical of recent efforts by Pavie because of their lean, austere, malnourished personalities. The 1993-95 efforts offer little evidence that things have taken a turn for the better. Dark ruby-colored, with an earthy, nondescript nose offering vague red fruit and green pepper aromas, this sinewy, highly-structured, hard, astringent wine will dry out long before the tannin fades.
Chateau Pavie is a top wine estate based in the Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. Located in the South West, the chateau was reclassified to the top tier of the Saint Emilion classification of wine in 2012, as Premier Grand Cru Classe (A).
The name Pavie originates back to Roman times, signifying an orchard of peaches - ‘Pavies’ that used to reside in the area. The owner of this prestigious wine estate is Parisian millionaire Gerard Perse, who procured the chateau for a whopping $ 31 million (USD) in 1998.
13,500 - 16,500 cases
Premier Grand Cru Classe (A)
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