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Chateau Pavie Macquin
Premier Grand Cru Classe

2015

Chateau Pavie Macquin '15

Saint Emilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France

"The 2015 Pavie-Macquin is a blend of 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 29 September and 17 October at 40 hl/ha. It has an almost decadent bouquet, perhaps more lascivious than the 2015 Larcis-Ducasse tasted alongside (as part of Nicolas Thienpont's "stable"), with figtinged red cherry and blackberry fruit, powerful but perhaps needing to muster a little more finesse? The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet core of citrusfresh fruit. There is more nuance and precision here at the moment, fleshy and sensual with blood orange and cassis layered over the exuberant finish. It should be a delicious Saint Emilion this year, although I feel that the LarcisDucasse will have the sophistication and more longevity. Drink 2020-2040."

Score: 91/93. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016

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