Reply to "2001 Pavie Macquin"

Time to explore the progression of this promising Saint-Émilion after its first decade. Nice deep purple hues from center to rim. The scent of Kalamata olives at first whiff during decant piqued my interest. After pouring, notes of cassis, black fruit, and earthy terroir pleasured the olfactory nerves. After a short decant there was plenty of acid to brighten the cherry, cigar box, cedar, and soft herbal mid-palate leading to fine chewy tannins with an elegant pleasing finish. Became more nuanced after first hour with cocoa, airy menthol, and more dark fruit. This wine is sexy and feminine. I'd say it is progressing very well.
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