Chateau Pavie Macquin 2013
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Chateau Pavie Macquin
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: St Emilion
Grapes Varieties: 82% Merlot,16% Cabernet Franc,2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Classification: St Emilion Grand Cru Production: 3100 Cases
Ratings and Tasting Notes:JS=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. WS=92 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. AG=91; WA=90 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.