Dear Wine Lover,
We are well aware that this is not a wine for every pocket, but it is a wine that needs to be tasted once in a life time.
Chateau Pavie was bought in 1998 by Gerard Perse, today one of the most important men in the Bordeaux wine industry, who turned a failing Château into one of the most prized in the region. Pavie's vines grow on a beautiful terroir, one of the best in the region, with gravel at the bottom and sandstone and clay at the top. This soil combination is associated with St. Emilion's top estates, such as Ausone, and is one of the reasons why Pavie wines have so much request among wine connoisseur.
Parker gave the 2009 a perfect score of 100 Points, the second time for this wine as also vintage 2000 was awarded with same rating. The astonishing part were the tasting notes of Mr Parker, were he stated “it is unquestionably one of the most monumental wines Bordeaux has ever produced” and “life is too short not to own and consume the 2000 Pavie”. We sold the last cases of the 2000 Pavie at CHF 525 per bottle recently, and this is why we think that the 2009 is still interesting as we can offer it for the En Primeur price of 2 years ago.
We are pleased to offer:
75 cl Pavie - St. Emilion 2009 CHF 315.00 (CHF 340.20 Swiss Vat included)
Robert Parker 100/100: Bottled the week before I arrived, the 2009 Pavie appears to have barely budged since I tasted it two years ago. Many experts consider this phenomenal terroir to be nearly as great as that of Ausone. Made from a classic blend of 60-70% Merlot, 20-25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, this inky/blue/purple-colored blockbuster reveals wonderful notes of blackberries, crushed rocks, roasted meats, spring flowers, cedar, blueberries, graphite and a hint of vanillin. With extravagant fruit and high extract as well as a hint of minerality, this structured, massively intense effort is typical of all the luxurious, perfect or nearly perfect Pavies produced under the Perse regime (which began in 1998). While built for 40-50 years of cellaring, the softness of the vintage and its flamboyant style is slightly less apparent in the 2009 Pavie than in some of the other Perse wines. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050+.
Wine ready to be collected