Tasting Notes Pavie 2002
While not as legendary as Pavie’s 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, or 1998, the 2002 is one of the top wines of the vintage. Its deep plum/ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of fruitcake, cranberries, cherry liqueur, crushed rocks, and subtle oak. Savory, full-bodied, remarkably concentrated, layered, and forward for a Pavie, it should be accessible in 3-4 years, and will evolve effortlessly for two decades.
Tasted blind at Farr’s 2002 Bordeaux tasting. I can still remember what a beast this was out of barrel. Good intensity on the nose, lifted red fruits, raspberry, wild strawberry, good definition and sense of minerality. A well balanced, modern palate, a lot of new oak, but I like the texture and the harmony. Very pure cassis and blueberry fruit on the slightly smudged finish. I am getting used to Pavie making a fool of me in blind tastings! Tasted October 2009.