Chateau Pavie is acclaimed for its concentration, power and port like structure. The current owner, Gerard Perse (who also owns Chateau Monbousquet and Pavie-Decasse) is proud of the terroir and the powerful wine that it produces. The wine is a powehouse blend of the merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Perse believes that the cabernet sauvignon provides the structure of the wine and merlot the muscle. The wine is designed to be cellared for 20 years or more but it is well worth the investment!
Wine Enthusiast (WE): 93
"A solidly structured wine, filled with fig, bitter coffee, spice and wood over a firm structure of tannins. The freshness is quite intense, but the ripe fruit is vivid with layered acidity and new wood. This is a serious wine, for aging."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 94
"Along with Lafite Rothschild, Ausone, and l’Eglise Clinet, Pavie is one of the wines of the vintage. An inky/purple color is accompanied by notes of creme de cassis, kirsch, graphite, and toast. A massive wine for the vintage, the 2007 Pavie is very full-bodied with extraordinary intensity, power, and richness. Its structure and tannin suggest 2-4 years of cellaring is required, and it should evolve for 25 years thereafter ,an unusually long aging curve for most 2007s."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 93
Saturated deep ruby, one of the darkest of all the 2007s. Liqueur-like but vibrant nose offers deep aromas of cassis, licorice, minerals, tobacco, soy sauce and bitter chocolate. Dense, sweet, slightly high-toned and powerful but with a penetrating quality and superb energy driven by an impression of mineral salts. "Really wonderfully sweet and dense wine, with a thick, silky texture and superb mouth coverage. Very long and very young on the back end. Less extreme than some vintages of this wine; undeniably outsized for the vintage but fresh."