Tasting Notes Pavie 1982
This great terroir, which is basically within a suburb on the southern outskirts of Bordeaux only 2-3 miles from Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion, is just over 100 acres.
Tasted at Pebbles/Zachy's 1982 dinner in Hong Kong. This is a slightly better bottle than ones that I have encountered in the past. Here, the Pavie 1982 has a 'strict' bouquet that is almost Left Bank in personality: earthy, leathery with graphite notes with touches of cedar and pine infusing the broody black fruit. The palate is very conservative and foursquare with dry tannins, whilst the finish is muffled and attenuated. It's not a bad wine by any means and I would happily drink a bottle. But it is patently a different wine from the one produced nowadays. Tasted November 2012.