Château Pavie Macquin 2000Regular price $274.99
95+ pts Wine Advocate
A beautiful crushed rock/liqueur of minerality characterizes this inky/purple-hued St.-Emilion. Tannic, with lots of pure black raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with a notion of charcoal as well as the aforementioned rocky/powdered stone component, this long distance runner requires another 5-6 years of cellaring. It should age easily through 2030+.
Located in the St. Emilion appellation of Bordeaux, Château Pavie Macquin has a respected classification of Premier Grand Cru Classé B status. The chateau got its start when negociant Ferdinand Bouffard sold it to Albert Macquin who rose to fame when he was the first to use the rootstock grafting method to battle the ongoing phylloxera pandemic of the time. The Pavie Macquin estate is bordered by the two other Pavie estates- Château Pavie and Château Pavie-Decesse, all of which are owned by Gerard Perse. Because of their location on the Right Bank of Bordeaux, Pavie Macquin is known for their Merlot-dominant blends with additional amounts of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery’s reputation changed drastically for the better in 1990 when Stephane Derenoncourt joined the winemaking team, and since then Pavie Macquin has been extremely popular in the premium, terroir-driven wine market.