97 Points, Robert Parker, Jr’s Wine AdvocateRobert Parker, Jr’s Wine Advocate: “The 2018 Pavie Macquin is a blend of 78% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it slowly, sensuously unfurls to reveal a gorgeous perfume of Black Forest cake, Morello cherries, baked plums and violets, with nuances of licorice, Indian spices and fertile loam. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has achingly plush tannins and fantastic freshness framing the spicy black fruit and mineral layers, finishing long and so, so fragrant. Wow-just stunning! Drink date: 2023-2053.” Mar 2021 Winery: “Gravity vatting of whole berries and separate vinification in concrete tanks. Reductant aging on fine lees: first racking after 6 to 10 months of aging (before summer), the second one a year later, before the bottling. Fining and filtering only if necessary. Dampness returned to the soil during August (a rare phenomenon!). The return of dry conditions in the weeks before the harvest was heartily welcomed, as they helped to refine the tannins and ripen particularly rich grapes. The magic of ‘5’ vintages seems to have been at work!”
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