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2008 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion (half bottle)
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About Chateau Pavie

After underperforming for years, Pavie was purchased in 1998 by the hypermarché owner Gérard Perse, who invested heavily to realize the great potential of this remarkable south-facing hillside site. Today, Pavie is one of the deepest, ripest, most palate-saturating and lushly tannic wines of Bordeaux.

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2008 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion (half bottle)

Producer: Chateau Pavie
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Emilion

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95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

(70% merlot, 20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon):  Saturated deep ruby.  Sexy, nuanced nose combines black raspberry, graphite, mocha and flowers.  Thick, sweet and powerfully concentrated; wonderfully rich, broad, seamless wine with fruit of steel.  Flavors of kirsch, licorice and minerals saturate every square millimeter of the mouth.  Huge, broad tannins will carry this outsized wine through at least a couple decades of life in bottle.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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