2007 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe B Pre-Arrival Offer
We are excited to offer some big name Bordeaux wines from the 2007 vintage at phenominal prices (less than their original 2007 en-primeur pricing and well below our normal cost price). These wines are the ones to drink whilst you wait for your 2009 and 2010 wines to arrive and mature. Robert Parker sums up what most described as a difficult vintage: As a wine critic, my first and foremost responsibility is to report on the quality of the wines, and there were some very fine efforts produced in 2007. The vintage can be best summarized by the following tasting note, which basically characterizes the finest wines of 2007. "The finest 2007s tend to be dark ruby colored with purple highlights, sweet, ripe berry fruit similar to black cherries and black currants, medium body, silky tannins, low acidity, and pure, round, charming personalities with good equilibrium. By and large, the wines lack density, structure, and serious long term aging potential. Most will be drinkable as soon as they are bottled (actually, many are so precocious, they could have been gulped down as barrel samples), and should age surprisingly well for 10 to 15 years. Truthfully, most consumers will probably love the style of the vintage’s top wines because they are so flattering, seductive, and fruit forward." - Robert Parker
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. Yields were 25 hectoliters per hectare, and the wine is a classic blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The natural alcohol level came in at 14%. Drink 2012 - 2037.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate # 188 (Apr 2010)
Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer: 1. there is no minimum order of any one wine unless stated. 2. all wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise. 3. once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then processed. 4. the wines are due to arrive in late November 2011. 5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine. 6. errors and omissions excepted. 7. delivery charges apply to any order under $200 in value- these can be found by Clicking here.
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