...a sweet kiss of kirsch, blackberry, cassis and licorice...One of the most complete wines of the vintage, this superstar possesses gorgeous texture and opulence...
Offers ripe raspberry coulis, crushed plum and macerated red currant fruit, showing excellent definition, with racy, well-embedded notes of singed apple wood and incense.
Pavie made a balanced, pretty wine in 2011 that shows subtle character but firm tannins. Its smoky, coffee and berry character is impressive, but the tannins are silky and polished.
Black cherry, mocha, violet, coffee and minerals on the nose, along with a strong oakiness. Enters the mouth sweet and candied, with rich, deep flavors of dark berries and cherry, but turns increasingly austere on the back half.
Promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classe A in Sept 2012