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2010 Château Pavie-Macquin

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
October, 2022
France Direct wines are sourced from individual cellars in France. They ship directly to our Napa warehouse each quarter.

ITEM 8242459 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
8 $120
Item Sold Amount Date
I8286985 1 $120 Jun 26, 2022
I8275363 2 $120 Jun 19, 2022
I8263539 2 $120 Jun 12, 2022
I8253587 1 $120 Jun 5, 2022
I8232024 1 $120 May 22, 2022
I8201407 1 $125 May 1, 2022
I8149302 2 $125 Mar 20, 2022
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RATINGS

97Wine Spectator

Ample singed apple wood lines the finish, melded wonderfully with the fruit, while the minerality lingers on and on in the background, waiting in reserve. Around it all, a beguiling violet note dances. The combination of power and purity is a wonderful thing.

97Vinous / IWC

...distinguished by its vertical explosiveness and soaring intensity. Red cherry jam, plums and dried flowers are some of the many aromas and flavors that open up as the 2010 gains breadth over time.

95+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

Loads of crushed rock and chalkiness, along with licorice, black truffle, smoked game and black fruits dominate the aromatics and flavor. Backward, formidably endowed, full-bodied and almost atypically massive and huge, with gargantuan extraction, this is a wine for patient connoisseurs...

95James Suckling

Gorgeous nose with great complexity. Blackberry, licorice and a steely mineral note. Lots of chalk, nutmeg and violets too. Dense and full-bodied on the palate with a beautiful fruit and a sumptuous fruity finish that just goes on and on.

15.5Jancis Robinson

PRODUCER

Château Pavie-Macquin

Château Pavie-Macquin gets its name from Albert Macquin, its 19th-century owner who was also a specialist in the then new practice of grafting European vines onto American rootstocks, thereby saving plants from ruin by phylloxera. His descendants, the Corre-Macquin family, still own the 37-acre estate, which is in the St.-Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. The estate’s vineyards are on the top of a plateau and are adjacent to the famous vineyards of Troplong Mondot and Pavie. Winemaker Nicolas Thienpont runs the estate, which is biodynamically farmed. Vineyards are planted to 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Some 55,000 bottles are produced annually. The second wine is Château Les Chenes de Macquin. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “this estate…has become one of the stars of St.-Emilion.” In the 2006 reclassification of Saint- Emilion Pavie Macquin was promoted to Premier Grand Cru.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.