Pavie 2006

Current Market Price: £2,300.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Pavie, Pavie, 2006

Tasting Notes Pavie 2006

96

The 2006 Pavie, a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, is cropped low as the viticultural work is impeccable, the winemaking is thoroughly Burgundian in style, and bottling is accomplished with no fining or filtration. With over 90 acres in vine, this is one of the larger of the premier grand cru classes in St.-Emilion. A prodigious effort, the 2006 does not have the sucrosite of the 2005, 2003, or 2000, but it would not be embarrassed if tasted side by side with either of those two titans. A dense purple color as well as an extraordinary perfume of crushed black currants, licorice, wet stones, and subtle background oak are found in this tannic, dense, masculine-styled 2006. Backward and extraordinarily pure, it is built like a Manhattan skyscraper with exceptional focus, depth, texture, and length. It’s all here, but 5-10 years of patience will be warranted. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035. Since 1998, no other Bordeaux estate except Ausone has had such a superlative record of quality. Pavie’s wines are usually among the top half-dozen in every vintage, including such challenging years as 2004, 2003, 2002, and 1999. Proprietor Gerard Perse’s flagship vineyard is situated on a gorgeous, south-facing slope possessing three distinct soil types, limestone, clay, and a sand/clay mixture.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009
94

Tasted at the Fine Wine Experience’s Pavie vertical. A clear deep garnet core. The nose is very intense with pure blackberry and cedar fruit, still a lot of oak to be subsumed into the wine but fine definition. Just a warmth of alcohol and then a touch of black olive with further aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with thick chewy tannins on the entry, very dense and backwards, enormous weight and concentration, a broad-shouldered sinewy Pavie that attacks from the front. At the moment, this has better delineation on the finish compared to the 2005 although nowhere near the same bravura or unashamed decadence. Tasted June 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Sep 2011

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 £3,000.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2016 Chateau Pavie £1,485.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2015 Chateau Pavie £2,698.00 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 £1,436.00 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 £2,280.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1998 Chateau Pavie £2,750.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1997 Chateau Pavie £1,596.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1996 Chateau Pavie £2,149.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1995 Chateau Pavie £1,500.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1990 Chateau Pavie £2,100.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1989 Chateau Pavie £2,292.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1986 Chateau Pavie £2,292.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1982 Chateau Pavie £2,376.00 12x75cl