2000 Ch Pavie 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Pavie
  • Region St Emilion
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Drinking 2010 - 2025
  • Case size 12x75cl
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2000 - Ch Pavie 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Pavie
  • Region St Emilion
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Drinking 2010 - 2025
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £6,152.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £5,100.00 In Bond
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  • Robert Parker, June 2010, Score: 100

    I tasted this wine twice during the 2000 horizontals, then I actually popped the cork and drank a half-bottle of it. This wine remains, for me, one of the compelling success stories for proprietor Gerard Perse. An extraordinary effort made from a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from the limestone soils that dominate this very distinctive terroir, the 2000 Pavie has moved out of the closed, dormant, broodingly backward stage into an adolescent period where one can see its extraordinary vibrancy, and great complexity as well as potential. It boasts an unctuous display of rich, cedar box-infused cassis fruit and liquid minerality. The tannins have sweetened, yet the wine has thirty years of longevity and potential evolution. A beautiful wine of great mass as well as elegance, it is good to see the extraordinary efforts that Gerard Perse and his team have made confirmed in this prodigious wine. A legend now ... a legend for the future. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2060.

  • Robert Parker, April 2003, Score: 100

    Give Gerard Perse credit. People thought his numerous assurances that 2000 was the greatest Pavie ever produced were premature as well as arrogant. However, after tasting this extraordinary blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (made from low yields of 28-30 hectoliters per hectare) six separate times in 2003, it is unquestionably one of the most monumental wines Bordeaux has ever produced. Bottled in March, 2003, about nine months later than other 2000s, the color is an opaque purple, and the bouquet offers up notes of liquid minerals, blackberries, cherries, and cassis intermixed with spice box, cedar, and white flowers. On the palate, it exhibits a massive display of richness and extract, yet with pinpoint delineation and vibrancy as well as a 60+ second finish, this is the kind of phenomenal wine that Perse's critics were afraid he might produce - a no-compromise, immortal wonder that represents the essence of one of Bordeaux's greatest terroirs. Life is too short not to own and consume the 2000 Pavie. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050.

  • Clive Coates, June 2001

    Very good colour. The nose is fat but a bit burly: extracted and rubbery. Quite a big wine here. Very rich. Very concentrated but rather hot. Lots of substance. Good ripe tannins. Heaps of fruit. What it lacks is the elegance of e.g. Canon or Cheval-Blanc. A little light and astringent at the end. Not my style. I don't think it will age gracefully either. From 2006.

Producer

Château Pavie

It is known for certain that the first vines planted in St.Emilion were planted at Pavie and Ausone in the 4th century. Spanning some 37 hectares of land, and having gained a Premier Grand Cru Classé B status in the 1953 reclassification, the estate was bought by Gérard Perse in 1998.The Pavie terroir offers a variety of favourable winegrowing features: meagre soil, excellent south facing aspect, good natural drainage and a...Read more

It is known for certain that the first vines planted in St.Emilion were planted at Pavie and Ausone in the 4th century. Spanning some 37 hectares of land, and having gained a Premier Grand Cru Classé B status in the 1953 reclassification, the estate was bought by Gérard Perse in 1998.The Pavie terroir offers a variety of favourable winegrowing features: meagre soil, excellent south facing aspect, good natural drainage and a naturally cold resistant topography. Varieties grown are 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon - all matched to their complementary soils and with an average age of 43 years. Massive investment has created one of the most modern wineries in the region and wines that elicit rave reviews from certain circles...(Parker anyone??)Read less

Region

St Emilion

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.