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    Chateau Pavie 1998
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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    • W&S95
    • RP95
    Price: $249.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 95 Wine & Spirits, 92 International Wine Cellar

    Region: St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 76511

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Chateau Pavie's large production has made it more easily available than many other red Bordeaux. It is one of the best-known St. Emilions, vinified in a slightly lighter, more elegant style. With moderate red currant fruit in the nose, plus earth and spice, it can be peppery, spicy, or even leafy with hints of red cherries. Like other wineries in the côtes of St. Emilion, Chateau Pavie makes firm wines that are restrained and austere when young. The occasionally severe tannins mature with age into a fine sinewy structure. The better vintages are deep, intense, and concentrated. They mature 7-20 years after the vintage.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A 50-year wine, this opaque purple-colored offering exhibits a strong, precise nose of black fruits, liquid minerals, smoke, and graphite. Extremely full-bodied, yet brilliantly delineated, powerful, and awesomely concentrated, it boasts a fabulous mid-palate as well as a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. This vin de garde requires 5-6 years of cellaring. A tour de force in winemaking, it has the potential to be the most profound Pavie ever produced, except for its two successors. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2045.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Ruby-red. Sappy, liqueur-like aromas of cherry, raspberry coulis, roast coffee and exotic wood spices. Wonderfully sweet and mouthfilling, but with harmonious acidity giving shape and clarity to the flavors. Finishes quite long, with fine tannins. Not at all overextracted; in fact, here the tannins seem a bit sweeter than those of the '99. Still unfolding; this may ultimately surpass the '99.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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