The 2016 Pavie Maquin, matured in 50% new oak, has a rich, opulent bouquet that doles out layers of black cherry and boysenberry fruit, then finds more refinement and draws everything back once you ve been seduced. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, grippy in the mouth, with a masculine, minerally finish and a saline aftertaste. Comparing two bottles, one at the London UGC and one at the chateau, I found that the latter displayed more detail and nuance. 14.5% alcohol.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2045
Robert Parker 96
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Pavie Macquin charges out of the glass with gregarious black cherries, warm blackberries and wild blueberries scents followed up by loads of red roses, baking spices, cedar chest and unsmoked cigars sparks plus a waft of wild thyme. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is an exercise in poise, revealing layer upon layer of cherries and berries flavors and tons of savory nuances, framed by firm yet exquisitely ripe tannins, finishing very long.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2048
Tasted blind. Pretty smart lusciousness on the nose – concentration without exaggeration. Then a savoury coolness. Dry finish but promising. Bit edgy – quite marked acidity.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2043