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2009 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion
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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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2009 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion

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

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96 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012

(a blend of 70% merlot, 20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon):  Deep saturated ruby, one of the darkest wines of the vintage.  Vibrant nose offers scents of blackberry, blueberry, minerals, dark chocolate, violet and garrigue.  Lush, superconcentrated and voluminous, with plenty of energy to give shape to the mouthfilling dark fruit, dark chocolate, cedar and crushed rock flavors.  This huge yet silky wine finishes with powerful fine-grained tannins and outstanding palate-staining persistence.  I'd wait a good ten years before pulling the cork.  A great vintage for Pavie, and one of the most impressive 2009s I've tasted.

98 Points | Wine Spectator
100 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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