Pavie 2005

Current Market Price: £3,150.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Pavie, Pavie, 2005

Tasting Notes Pavie 2005

98+

Now that the 2005 Pavie is in the bottle, I would place it, qualitatively, a notch below the prodigious 2000, and a few notches above the blockbuster 2003. There are 7,000 cases of this 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Disregarding the blatant jealousy of his success as well as his “outsider” status, proprietor Gerard Perse has pushed the envelope of quality, fashioning first-growth quality wines from one of Bordeaux’s finest terroirs. In St.-Emilion, only Ausone can be considered to have greater potential in terms of micro-climate and terroir. Pavie’s 2005 exhibits a thick-looking purple color to the rim as well as an exquisite perfume of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, unsmoked cigar tobacco, crushed rocks, damp earth, and hints of truffles and incense. The vineyard’s limestone soils have provided massive concentration, a laser-like precision, fresh, zesty acidity, and massive tannin. Despite the wine’s enormous concentration and intensity, there is a lightness to its style. As Perse has made clear, he is trying to produce modern day versions of such great vintages as 1921, 1929, 1945, and 1947, wines that lasted 50 or more years. I do not understand why Perse receives so much criticism. In the blind tastings of each new vintage conducted by the Grand Jury European, Pavie usually wins against 100 or so other great Bordeaux. As they say, the truth is irrefutable - this is one of the world’s most outstanding wines, and the 2005 Pavie should take its place among the greatest achievements of Bordeaux in the last 50 years. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176 April 2008
96

The Pavie ‘05 was raised in 80% new oak for 28 months. The Chateau Pavie 2005 has a very pure, opulent bouquet of kirsch, macerated red cherries, creme de cassis and exotic fruit. It is well defined, generous and warm. The palate is full-bodied with layers of succulent, exotic ripe red fruit that belies the structure underneath. It is a Pavie of immense volume – ravishing and powerful yet not over the top. Superb – this may eclipse the 2009 in the long run. Tasted December 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013

Pavie Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Pavie 2018 Chateau Pavie £3,019.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2017 Chateau Pavie £2,858.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2016 Chateau Pavie £2,970.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2016 Chateau Pavie £1,485.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2015 Chateau Pavie £2,686.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2015 Chateau Pavie £1,380.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2014 Chateau Pavie £2,020.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2014 Chateau Pavie £1,100.00 3x150cl
Pavie 2014 Chateau Pavie £1,010.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2013 Chateau Pavie £2,000.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2013 Chateau Pavie £1,050.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2012 Chateau Pavie £2,600.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2011 Chateau Pavie £1,960.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2011 Chateau Pavie £1,020.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2010 Chateau Pavie £3,200.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2010 Chateau Pavie £1,541.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2009 Chateau Pavie £2,700.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2009 Chateau Pavie £1,450.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2008 Chateau Pavie £2,400.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2007 Chateau Pavie £2,100.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2006 Chateau Pavie £2,300.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2005 Chateau Pavie £3,150.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2004 Chateau Pavie £2,240.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2003 Chateau Pavie £2,750.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2002 Chateau Pavie £2,550.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2001 Chateau Pavie £2,550.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2000 Chateau Pavie £5,350.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1999 Chateau Pavie £2,256.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1998 Chateau Pavie £2,750.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1997 Chateau Pavie £1,548.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1996 Chateau Pavie £2,086.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1995 Chateau Pavie £1,380.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1990 Chateau Pavie £2,100.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1989 Chateau Pavie £1,560.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1986 Chateau Pavie £1,632.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1982 Chateau Pavie £2,376.00 12x75cl