Robert Parker – 97
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. Wowâ€”just stunning!
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2053
JancisRobinson.com – 17
Tasted blind. Interesting, well-balanced nose with intrigue and lift. Very fresh on the palate. Very much a non-pastiche wine! Very dry finish. But perhaps a style to be encouraged? Quite long.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2042