Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, Château Pavie Macquin 2012

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Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, Château Pavie Macquin 2012 made by the superstar guru Nicolas Thienpont, this well-situated property of 37 acres on the high clay/limestone plateau in St.-Emilion has produced a blend of 84 % Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. A masculine, virile style of wine with an inky deep purple color, lots of crème de cassis and crushed rock and high tannin. This is thick and powerful, with a layered mouthfeel, good purity, earthiness and spice. Forget it for 4-5 years and drink if over the following two decades. Drink: 2019 – 2040.

Score: 93+/100 Robert Parker

There is a purity and directness to this wine with blueberry, sliced-mushroom and floral character. Full body, firm tannins and a long and intense finish.

Score: 94/100 James Suckling

Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, Château Pavie Macquin 2012

Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, Château Pavie Macquin 2012 made by the superstar guru Nicolas Thienpont, this well-situated property of 37 acres on the high clay/limestone plateau in St.-Emilion has produced a blend of 84 % Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. A masculine, virile style of wine with an inky deep purple color, lots of crème de cassis and crushed rock and high tannin. This is thick and powerful, with a layered mouthfeel, good purity, earthiness and spice. Forget it for 4-5 years and drink if over the following two decades. Drink: 2019 – 2040.

Score: 93+/100 Robert Parker

There is a purity and directness to this wine with blueberry, sliced-mushroom and floral character. Full body, firm tannins and a long and intense finish.

Score: 94/100 James Suckling

The Pavie Macquin is a blend of 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 13th and 18th October at 30hl/ha. It has a gorgeous, sumptuous bouquet with pure dark cherries, Hoi Sin and oyster shells that is extremely pure and beautifully defined. The palate has a cashmere texture, wonderful finesse and very well judged acidity. It is a stunning wine from Pavie-Macquin in a difficult vintage. This would be one of my top picks on the Right Bank.

Score: 94/96 Neal Martin

The estate is currently owned by the Corre family, descendants of Albert Macquin. Managed by Nicolas Thienpont with the oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt in charge of vinification.

The team of Thienpont and Derenoncourt has been credited with increasing the profile of Pavie-Macquin in recent years. They have introducing biodynamic viticulture and more modern winemaking techniques. In 2006, the Château was promoted from Grands crus classés to Premiers grands crus classés B in the Saint-Émilion wine classification