ITEM 20626

2000 Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion

$999.98

In stock

1

Wine Rating:

92ST 100WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2000

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint emilion

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 92 points

Bright dark ruby. Leesy aromas of kirsch, cassis, black raspberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and smoky oak, along with an exotic hint of apricot. Fat and thick, with sweet raspberry and mineral flavors and wonderful lift. Lovely sugar/acid balance. Palate-staining back end features substantial but very smooth tannins that saturate the entire palate. A great combination of sheer mouthfilling fruit and stylishness.

Review Date: 5/1/01

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 100 points

I tasted this wine twice during the 2000 horizontals, then I actually popped the cork and drank a half-bottle of it. This wine remains, for me, one of the compelling success stories for proprietor Gerard Perse. An extraordinary effort made from a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from the limestone soils that dominate this very distinctive terroir, the 2000 Pavie has moved out of the closed, dormant, broodingly backward stage into an adolescent period where one can see its extraordinary vibrancy, and great complexity as well as potential. It boasts an unctuous display of rich, cedar box-infused cassis fruit and liquid minerality. The tannins have sweetened, yet the wine has thirty years of longevity and potential evolution. A beautiful wine of great mass as well as elegance, it is good to see the extraordinary efforts that Gerard Perse and his team have made confirmed in this prodigious wine. A legend now ... a legend for the future. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2060.

Review Date: 6/1/10