The 2015 Arômes de Pavie, the second wine of Pavie, emerges principally from two hectares on the plateau that were previously used for the Grand Vin. Black cherry, chocolate, new leather and plum flesh out to give this sumptuous, racy Saint-Émilion its inviting personality. Racy and alluring, the Arômes is a gorgeous wine that may very well hold some surprises down the road. Tasted two times.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030
Second, more accessible wine from Pavie vineyards. Cabernet Franc on the nose. Very sweet start. Dry and bitter on the end. Pretty exaggerated.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2030
Robert Parker 92
“This vintage of the second wine of Château Pavie is a blend of 66% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and was matured 50% in new and 50% in one-year-old French oak barrels. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Arômes de Pavie reveals a beguiling nose of smoked meats, fragrant earth and sautéed herbs over a core of warm red and black plums, cherry compote and blackberry pie plus a waft of dried lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals very fine and ripe yet wonderfully firm tannins plus a seamless backbone of freshness supporting the generous fruit, finishing long with wonderful restraint and elegance.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2034