2006 Ch Pavie Macquin Grand Cru Classé St Emilion

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Pavie Macquin
Region
St Emilion, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2017-2033
Case Size
6x150cl
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2006 Ch Pavie Macquin Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Pavie Macquin
Region
St Emilion, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2017-2033
Case Size
6x150cl
Available Now

In Bond
Case price

£500.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(2 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, May 2007, Score: 91-93

Sacrifice was the word of the vintage this year. Nicolas produced 30% less than he did in 2005(and 40% less than 2004). One of the reasons for this was his super selection, eliminating grapes in the vineyard and on the sorting table. He also declassified vats of wine including a normally regular addition equalling 8,000 bottles. That is how strict he was this year. And it shows. His grand vin is rich and spicy with a broad structure and plush tannins that finishes on attractive flavours of cinnamon and plum.

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Producer

Château Pavie Macquin

One of the few châteaux in Bordeaux that is biodynamically farmed, Pavie Macquin has long beenone of the top wines of St Emilion which aficionados liken to Lafleur of Pomerol. It is managed bythe ultra dynamic Nicolas Thienpont who uses oenologists Michel Rolland and StéphaneDerononcourt as his right hand men.

Region

St Emilion, Red Bordeaux

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.

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