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2018 Château Paveil-de-Luze

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Latest Sale Price

January 17, 2021 - $29

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RATINGS

91-94Vinous / IWC

...pliant, silky and nuanced, with terrific balance and class. Sage, tobacco, mint and rose petal are woven throughout a core of bright red Margaux fruit. Striking and super expressive...a gorgeous, modern Margaux long on personality.

90-91James Suckling

Very fine for this château with polished tannins, pretty fruit and chocolate and walnut undertones. Medium body.

88-90The Wine Advocate

...gives up fragrant mint chocolate, red roses and cedar chest scents over a core of baked black cherries, warm cassis and preserved plums. Full-bodied with plenty of juicy black fruit, it has a plush texture and plenty of freshness, finishing perfumed.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Haut-Médoc, Soussans

Bordeaux is the world’s most famous fine-wine producing region. Even non-wine drinkers recognize the names of Bordeaux’s celebrated wines, such as Margaux and Lafite-Rothschild. Located near the Atlantic coast in southwest France, the region takes its name from the seaport city of Bordeaux, a wine trading center with an outstanding site on the Garonne River and easy access to the Atlantic. Like most French wine regions, Bordeaux’s first vineyards were planted by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago, then tended by medieval monks. Aristocrats and nobility later owned the region’s best estates and today estates are owned by everyone from non-French business conglomerates to families who have been proprietors for generations. Bordeaux has nearly 280,000 acres of vineyards, 57 appellations and 10,000 wine-producing châteaux. Bordeaux is bifurcated by the Gironde Estuary into so-called “right bank” and “left bank” appellations. Bordeaux’s red wines are blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. It also makes white wines of Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle. There are several classification systems in Bordeaux. All are attempts to rank the estates based on the historic quality of the wines.