Drink: 2016 – 2029
Price: $44.10 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
The 2013 Pavie-Macquin has a light but detailed and pure redcurrant and cranberry-scented bouquet, suggestions of rose petal developing with aeration. The sample tasted at the property was showing a little more precision than others I have encountered. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, edgy tannin, a fine bead of acidity, a little brittle in texture but with tension on the smooth and refreshing finish. This is a worthy addition to the Right Bank 2013s and it should give a dozen years of pleasure. It deserves a round of applause for overcoming such a difficult growing season. Tasted February 2016.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 90
The 2013 Pavie Macquin boasts striking depth, power and volume for the year. Resonant and layered on the palate, the 2013 possesses gorgeous depth and tons of intensity, not to mention remarkable purity. This is a gorgeous showing made all the more remarkable considering the late malos give the 2013 a distinctly raw, not fully formed feel. There is a lot to look forward to here. In 2013 the blend is 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. The harvest started on October 4 with the Merlot and finished on October 15 with the Cabernets. Tasted twice.
– Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, Score: 91-93
This is structured and strong for a 2013 with white truffle and bright blueberry character. Full-bodied with firm and silky tannins. Bright finish. Better in 2020.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 93
This has a showy personality, with beautifully aromatic raspberry, blueberry and plum flavors that drape wonderfully over the velvety structure. Alluring black tea and warm plum cake notes add nuance on the finish. This has gained steadily since the barrel tasting. Drink now through 2023. 3,100 cases made.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 92