Friday, November 30, 2012
Chateau Pavie St. Emilion 2001 Wine Review (NW)
Gorgeous notes of cigar and currant on the nose
Full bodied with plush texture on the palate
Dense, rich layers of dark fruit, smoke, cedar, and loam on the finish
This wine is drinking beautifully right now. It's expressive and full of flavor, accented by smoky notes throughout. Merlot dominates the blend with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, much like many other classified St. Emilion wines from the Bordeaux region of France.
Good friends shared this wine with us over a wonderful dinner of lamb. Retail prices for the 2001, where available, seem to be around $140. Raise a glass!