Chateau Pavie Macquin Saint Emilion Grand Cru (Premier Grand Cru Classe) 2012

158.00 SGD

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Sommelier's Notes

This terroir of strong clays on limestone rock gives the wine power, fleshiness, minerality, freshness and generosity.

The Pavie Macquin grape variety, predominantly Merlot, finds its raison d'être in its good suitability for strong clays. The molasses soils associated with the asterisk limestones give power and tension to the wines and a deep flesh. Soils of old colluvium with the presence of silt will bring a little lightness, always with this mineral tension brought by the limestone.

The Cabernet Franc will find its rightful place on soils resulting from limestone where the rock is exposed, because the warming is faster there and it is there that the grape variety excels in bringing to the assembly its “backbone” and its complexity.

2% of old Cabernets Sauvignon come to crown the whole.


This well-known St.-Emilion estate has turned out a dense purple-colored blend of 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Super-concentrated, but not over-extracted, with an essence of blackberry, blueberry and black raspberry fruit interwoven with dusty, chalky minerality as well as a floral note, this full-bodied, rich, moderately tannic, pure, layered, impressive 2011 will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring. It can be enjoyed over the following two decades.


Award:

94 Jamessuckling.com

94 Wine Spectator

94 Wine Enthusiast

93 Wine Advocate

93 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider

15/20 La Revue du Vin de France

17/20 Bettane et Desseauve


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REGION: Bordeaux - AOC Saint Emilion
Appellation: Saint Emilion
Region: Bordeaux - AOC Saint Emilion
Estate: Pavie Macquin
Grapes: 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
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Specifications
Dense purple-colored
Super-concentrated, but not over-extracted, with an essence of blackberry, blueberry and black raspberry fruit interwoven with dusty, chalky minerality as well as a floral note
This full-bodied, rich, moderately tannic, pure, layered, impressive 2011 will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring. It can be enjoyed over the following two decades.
16 C
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