Reply to "2001 Pavie Macquin"

indy, here ya go; this wine needs more time.

  • 2001 Château Pavie Macquin - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (3/27/2010)
    -- decanted for 16 hours before tasting --
    -- tasted non-blind --

    Very tight on the nose and palate upon opening; a 16 hour decant really opened this up, showing incredible red fruits on the nose as well as earth and mineral. Medium bodied; Well-balanced, but even the 16 hour decant didn't smooth the ample drying tannins that assert themselves on the finish. Flavors mirror the nose; this still needs lots of time in the cellar: I can only venture a guess as to how long -- maybe six or seven more years before this even starts to hit its prime drinking window. Great wine. Gut impression score: 92 - 94.

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