The 1999 Pavie is a candidate for "wine of the vintage". It boasts an opaque ruby/purple color in addition to gorgeous aromas of crushed minerals, smoke, licorice, cherry liqueur, and black currants. The wine is exceptionally pure and multilayered, with stunning texture and overall balance. The tannin level suggests 3-4 years of cellaring is warranted; it should age gracefully for 25+ years. If readers are wondering why Pavie has become so much better under the administration of Chantal and Gerard Perse, keep in mind that yields are one-third of what they were under the previous owners. *** The 1999 Pavie, a blend of 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, is a dazzling expression of both terroir and winemaking. The mineral content of the limestone found in the hillside vineyards can be tasted, but there are also mindboggling levels of concentration and extract. * The 1999 is forward and will offer early drinkability. Extraordinarily concentrated, with a thick, unctuously-textured mid-section, and a fabulous 45+ second finish, it offers abundant black fruits, minerals, smoke, dried herbs, and toasty aromas and flavors. A terrific effort, it is unquestionably atypical for the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2025.
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC
Last Update October 2015
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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