Pavie 2009

Cult Wines Price: $3,981.05 / 12x75cl
Cult Wines Price: $2,118.95 / 6x75cl
Chateau Pavie, Pavie, 2009

Tasting Notes Pavie 2009

100

Bottled the week before I arrived, the 2009 Pavie appears to have barely budged since I tasted it two years ago. Many experts consider this phenomenal terroir to be nearly as great as that of Ausone. Made from a classic blend of 60-70% Merlot, 20-25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, this inky/blue/purple-colored blockbuster reveals wonderful notes of blackberries, crushed rocks, roasted meats, spring flowers, cedar, blueberries, graphite and a hint of vanillin. With extravagant fruit and high extract as well as a hint of minerality, this structured, massively intense effort is typical of all the luxurious, perfect or nearly perfect Pavies produced under the Perse regime (which began in 1998). While built for 40-50 years of cellaring, the softness of the vintage and its flamboyant style is slightly less apparent in the 2009 Pavie than in some of the other Perse wines. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050+.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012
98

This is a powerful wine with mineral and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with firm tannins yet they are very polished and beautiful. It goes on for minutes. It is so layered and deep. It needs at least 10 years before opening. It is a dense and deep wine.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 29th 2012
92+

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Pavie ‘09 has a lovely ripe bouquet with blackberry and dark plum fruit. It exudes restraint and class. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, a lovely citrus fruit but with a slightly baked quality towards the finish. Still, overall this is a lovely Saint Emilion, one that stylistically surprised a few experienced palates when its identity was revealed. I think it will merit a higher mark in the future. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013

Pavie Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Pavie 2017 Chateau Pavie $3,773.01 12x75cl
Pavie 2016 Chateau Pavie $4,018.29 12x75cl
Pavie 2016 Chateau Pavie $2,247.37 6x75cl
Pavie 2015 Chateau Pavie $3,595.79 12x75cl
Pavie 2015 Chateau Pavie $1,797.89 6x75cl
Pavie 2014 Chateau Pavie $2,825.26 12x75cl
Pavie 2014 Chateau Pavie $1,412.63 6x75cl
Pavie 2013 Chateau Pavie $2,536.31 12x75cl
Pavie 2013 Chateau Pavie $1,252.10 6x75cl
Pavie 2012 Chateau Pavie $3,210.53 12x75cl
Pavie 2011 Chateau Pavie $2,735.37 12x75cl
Pavie 2011 Chateau Pavie $1,367.68 6x75cl
Pavie 2010 Chateau Pavie $4,880.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2010 Chateau Pavie $2,124.08 6x75cl
Pavie 2009 Chateau Pavie $3,981.05 12x75cl
Pavie 2009 Chateau Pavie $2,118.95 6x75cl
Pavie 2008 Chateau Pavie $3,030.74 12x75cl
Pavie 2007 Chateau Pavie $2,622.36 12x75cl
Pavie 2006 Chateau Pavie $3,249.05 12x75cl
Pavie 2005 Chateau Pavie $4,584.63 12x75cl
Pavie 2004 Chateau Pavie $2,825.26 12x75cl
Pavie 2003 Chateau Pavie $3,531.58 12x75cl
Pavie 2003 Chateau Pavie $1,797.89 6x75cl
Pavie 2002 Chateau Pavie $3,358.21 12x75cl
Pavie 2001 Chateau Pavie $3,724.21 12x75cl
Pavie 2000 Chateau Pavie $7,281.47 12x75cl
Pavie 1999 Chateau Pavie $2,953.68 12x75cl
Pavie 1998 Chateau Pavie $3,274.74 12x75cl
Pavie 1997 Chateau Pavie $2,003.37 12x75cl
Pavie 1996 Chateau Pavie $2,203.70 12x75cl
Pavie 1995 Chateau Pavie $2,686.57 12x75cl
Pavie 1990 Chateau Pavie $2,501.64 12x75cl
Pavie 1989 Chateau Pavie $3,082.10 12x75cl
Pavie 1986 Chateau Pavie $2,879.20 12x75cl
Pavie 1982 Chateau Pavie $3,338.95 12x75cl