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2011 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion (6 liter 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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2011 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion (6 liter bottle)

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

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91-93 Points | International Wine Cellar , April 2012

Deep ruby.  Brooding aromas of blackcurrant, violet and vanilla.  Fine-grained and smooth, with lively red berry and dark plum flavors enlivened and extended by a mineral overlay.  Not the most generous Pavie of recent years, but still a wine of remarkable richness in the context of the vintage.  This will need plenty of time in bottle.  Still, in 2011 I think Pavie-Decesse is its equal.

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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