Chateau Pavie 2021

Until September 2022, Pavie was the last remaining bearer of the incredibly prestigious St-Emilion Grand Cru Classé A accreditation, which it won in 2012. It has since been joined by Chateau Figeac as one of the only two Grand Cru Classé A wines from St Emilion.

Blend: (52% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc 18% Cabernet Sauvignon)

Deep ruby, brooding initially, then thinking better of it … a cascade of dark fruit and spice; plums, myrtle and even a hint of tapenade; a modest hint, mind—the voice of the limestone plateau resonates, elegant and crisp, holding its own despite the persuasive powers of the unusually high percentage of the Cabernets. Full-bodied, yes, foursquare, no; this wine will evolve with great dignity, revealing more of itself only gradually.