Tasting Notes Pavie 1986
Beginning to fade and show a more attenuated style than it did earlier, the 1986 Pavie has a garnet color with considerable amber at the edge. A nose of sweet stewed vegetables, dried Provencal herbs, sweet and sour cherries, and earth is followed by a medium-bodied wine, with the tannins begin to take over the wine's personality. The wine was quite impressive young, but has not held up with cellaring. Anticipated maturity: Now-2006. Last tasted, 1/03.
Tasted at the Fine Wine Experience's Pavie vertical. A deep, dark mahogany core with tawny rim. It has a light, rather smudged, almost lifeless bouquet though there is no signs of any oxidation or volatility. The palate is actually better than the nose: nicely balanced with firm tannins although the black olive/leathery tinged fruit is rapidly fading, leading to a very conservative, dispirited finish. Tasted June 2010.