Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, Château Pavie Macquin 2015

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Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, Château Pavie Macquin 2015 is a blend of 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 29 September and 17 October at 40 hl/ha. It has an almost decadent bouquet, perhaps more lascivious than the 2015 Larcis-Ducasse tasted alongside (as part of Nicolas Thienpont’s “stable”), with fig-tinged red cherry and blackberry fruit, powerful but perhaps needing to muster a little more finesse? The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet core of citrus-fresh fruit. There is more nuance and precision here at the moment, fleshy and sensual with blood orange and cassis layered over the exuberant finish. It should be a delicious Saint Emilion this year, although I feel that the Larcis-Ducasse will have the sophistication and more longevity. Drink 2020-2040.

Score: 91/93 Neal Martin

The purity of fruit and focus in this wine is so impressive. Full body, powerful and presistent. It goes on for minutes here.

Score: 96/97 James Suckling

Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, Château Pavie Macquin 2015

Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, Château Pavie Macquin 2015 is a blend of 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are picked between 29 September and 17 October at 40 hl/ha. It has an almost decadent bouquet. A fig-tinged red cherry and blackberry fruit, powerful but perhaps needing to muster a little more finesse? The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet core of citrus-fresh fruit. There is more nuance and precision here at the moment, fleshy and sensual with blood orange and cassis layered over the exuberant finish. It should be a delicious Saint Emilion this year, although I feel that the Larcis-Ducasse will have the sophistication and more longevity. Drink 2020-2040.

Score: 91/93 Neal Martin

The purity of fruit and focus in this wine is so impressive. Full body, powerful and presistent. It goes on for minutes here.

Score: 96/97 James Suckling

The 2015 Pavie Macquin is another tremendous wine from Nicolas Thienpont and his team. Inky, rich and voluptuous the 2015 is endowed with remarkable depth and plenty of underlying energy to back it all up. The flavors are dark, bold and incisive, as are the tannins. The 2015 is going to require quite a bit of time to come together, but it is impressive, that much is obvious. Pavie Macquin is 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between September 29 and October 17 and aged in 60% new oak.

Score: 93/96 Antoni Galloni

Notes of cassis, toasted spice, toasty oak, and crushed flowers. It’s a rockin’ effort that marries elegance with full-bodied power and structure. With fine, fine tannin, high, yet integrated acidity, and a great mid-palate. It’s more approachable than either of the other Pavie releases, yet is still backward and unevolved. Give bottles 4-5 years of cellaring and enjoy over the following two to three decades. 2022 – 2052

Score: 94 Jeb Dunnuck