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1998 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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1998 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion

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

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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2001

Ruby-red. Sappy, liqueur-like aromas of cherry, raspberry coulis, roast coffee and exotic wood spices. Wonderfully sweet and mouthfilling, but with harmonious acidity giving shape and clarity to the flavors. Finishes quite long, with fine tannins. Not at all overextracted; in fact, here the tannins seem a bit sweeter than those of the '99. Still unfolding; this may ultimately surpass the '99.

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

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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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