Tasting Notes Pavie 2004
A brilliant effort from proprietors Chantal and Gerard Perse, Pavie’s 2004 (7,050 cases) exhibits an inky/ruby/purple color, a surprisingly soft, forward style for this hallowed terroir, full-bodied, and concentrated creme de cassis flavors intermixed with cherries, truffles, and subtle smoky wood notes. Beautifully-textured as well as expansive, this may be the most developed and forward Pavie made by Perse since his acquisition of the property in 1998. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2025+.
Tasted at the Fine Wine Experience’s Pavie vertical. The Pavie ’04 has a gorgeous bouquet that is showing much better definition than the 2003. Very pure with luscious blackberry, date, liquorice and cassis aromas that soar from the glass. Very well balanced on the palate with a slight hardness on the tannins, but there is good acidity here, very dense to the point of being almost foursquare on the finish that lacks some complexity and has a brutish quality that is distracting at the moment. Tasted June 2010.