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2010 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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2010 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion

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

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94(+?)? Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013

(84% merlot, 14% cabernet franc and 2% cabernet sauvignon):  Bright saturated ruby.  Vibrant aromas of cassis, licorice, bitter chocolate, herbs and sexy oak.  Tightly wound, primary and uncompromising, conveying a low-pH mouth feel to its medicinal black fruit, espresso and pungent spice and mineral flavors.  This wine's superb richness and weight (the label says 14.5% alcohol) are currently hidden by its firm spine.  The brooding, youthfully imploded, slightly saline finish builds slowly and inexorably.  Lay this beauty down and forget about it for a decade.

98+ 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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