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2023 Chateau Pavie-Macquin

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SKU: SK3554592-750
This is a twitchy, lively red with brambleberry, black olive and a real sense of limestone. The tannins are very well integrated. Lots of energy. Medium body. Extremely long. Very cool, fine wine from this estate in this year. 3.35 pH. 14.2% alcohol. 82% merlot, 17% cabernet franc and 1% cabernet sauvignon. Best ever? ~ (99) James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 4-15-2024

Aromas of sweet raspberries, cherries and plums mingle with notions of licorice and creamy new oak, introducing the 2023 Pavie Macquin, a medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated wine with a deep core of fruit, tangy acids and powdery tannins. As higher density plantings on the plateau with superior vine genetics start to enter into production, and as the south of the property is restructured, this estate's tannins are becoming more refined, even if the very low pH of 3.35 still tends to foreground the wine's structure. ~ (95) William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 4-26-2024

~ (96) Neal Martin, Vinous 4-27-2024

~ (97) Antonio Galloni , Vinous 4-30-2024

Touch of gunsmoke reduction softens to show gentle grilled oak notes, skilful construction, cocoa bean, espresso, blueberry, pomegranate, oyster shell salinity. This has grip and intensity, tension, energy, a brooding quality that switches into a vertical lift through the palate. Brilliant construction, and a joyful reflection of the power of terroir. 48hl/ha. Thienpont-Derenoncourt team, celebrating 30 years of collaboration, Corre-Macquin family, Nicolas Thienpont director director. Tasted twice. ~ (96) Jane Anson, Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux 4-17-2024

Firm and spicy on the nose. Juicy palate with well-integrated tannins. Oak still present. Less power than top years but balanced and harmonious. ~ (16.5) James Lawther, JancisRobinson.com 4-18-2024

An open, expressive vintage for this cuvée, the 2023 Château Pavie Macquin still has that classic darker cherry and cassis-driven perfume as well as beautiful minerality, medium to full body, a ripe, layered, yet focused mouthfeel, and ripe yet integrated tannins. It has the elegant style of the vintage while still being a classic Pavie Macquin. It's going to need 7-8 years of bottle age, but it's clearly an impressive, beautiful wine in the making. Tasted multiple times. ~ (95) Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com 5-8-2024
SKU: SK3554592-750
COUNTRY : France
REGION : Bordeaux
PRODUCER : Chateau Pavie-Macquin
FORMAT : 750ml

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