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2012 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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2012 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion

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

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90-92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - April 2013

Good full purple-ruby.  Sexy aromas of blackberry, black cherry and vanilla are complicated by hints of violet and graphite.  Seamless, fine-grained and lightly saline, with tactile flavors of blueberry, cocoa and pepper.  Very impressive balance and depth here.  Finishes with supple tannins and outstanding length.  A huge success for what is a less extracted style than usual for Pavie.  Very well done.

94-96+ 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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