Pavie 2012

Current Market Price: £2,500.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Pavie, Pavie, 2012

Tasting Notes Pavie 2012

95

Lots of beautiful aromas of roses, dark fruits and dark chocolate. Full and chewy with beautiful firm tannins and that add to the long finish. Very intense. Very fine tannins. Very, very long. 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2013
(94-96+)

The full-bodied, opaque purple-hued 2012 exhibits a beautiful nose of mulberries, black cherries, cedar wood, high quality toasty oak, lead pencil shavings, crushed chalk and floral notes. This complex, authoritative, full-throttle Pavie possesses much more accessibility and precociousness than most vintages. It is another brilliant effort from proprietors Chantal and Gerard Perse. It should be drinkable in 8-10 years and last for three decades. From 47-year-old vines, Pavie, one of the largest estates in St.-Emilion (92 acres), has once again hit pay dirt with their 2012 Pavie. Yields were 28 hectoliters per hectare (which is slightly above the 26 hectoliters per hectare in 2010), and the harvest was exceptionally late. The tannins may be the sweetest of any young Pavie I have tasted since the 2001 (which the 2012 vaguely resembles).

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206
91-93

The Grand Vin is a blend of 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 28hl/ha and harvested by hand. It is being matured in 80% new oak, 20% one year old. It has a more refined, focused, expressive bouquet compared directly with the Bellevue-Mondotte. It is a little broody compared to the 2011 but it is nicely composed. The palate is full-bodied with linear, supple tannins. It is a compact Pavie, not as generous and precocious as top vintages for sure, but showing impressive precision on the finish. My only complaint is that the persistency needs to be longer in the mouth. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013

Pavie Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Pavie 2017 Chateau Pavie £2,938.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2016 Chateau Pavie £3,129.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2016 Chateau Pavie £1,750.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2015 Chateau Pavie £2,800.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2015 Chateau Pavie £1,400.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2014 Chateau Pavie £2,200.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2014 Chateau Pavie £1,100.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2013 Chateau Pavie £1,975.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2013 Chateau Pavie £975.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2012 Chateau Pavie £2,500.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2011 Chateau Pavie £2,130.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2011 Chateau Pavie £1,065.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2010 Chateau Pavie £3,800.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2010 Chateau Pavie £1,654.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2009 Chateau Pavie £3,100.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2009 Chateau Pavie £1,650.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2008 Chateau Pavie £2,360.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2007 Chateau Pavie £2,042.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2006 Chateau Pavie £2,530.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2005 Chateau Pavie £3,570.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2004 Chateau Pavie £2,200.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2003 Chateau Pavie £2,750.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2003 Chateau Pavie £1,400.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2002 Chateau Pavie £2,615.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2001 Chateau Pavie £2,900.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2000 Chateau Pavie £5,670.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1999 Chateau Pavie £2,300.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1998 Chateau Pavie £2,550.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1997 Chateau Pavie £1,560.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1996 Chateau Pavie £1,716.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1995 Chateau Pavie £2,092.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1990 Chateau Pavie £1,948.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1989 Chateau Pavie £2,400.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1986 Chateau Pavie £2,242.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1982 Chateau Pavie £2,600.00 12x75cl