Tasting Notes Pavie 1989
Tasted at the Fine Wine Experience's Pavie vertical. The aromatics are more curmudgeonly than the Pavie 1990 when juxtaposed, although it still has fine delineation and it expands nicely in the glass, gaining both vigour and delineation. There is airy quality to this nose, fragrant and floral. The palate is medium-bodied with a fresh, rounded entry; very well balanced with good acidity that leads to a cohesive cedar and liquorice-tinged finish that displays fine freshness, if not the complexity of more recent vintages. Tasted June 2010.
Dark plum/garnet with an aroma comprised of underbrush, compost, mushroom, fruitcake, sweet, exotic cherries, and Asian spice, this medium-bodied, relatively hard and angular-styled Pavie is a lot younger than the 1990 and a candidate for two decades of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2015. Last tasted, 1/03.