2000 Chateau PAVIE Bordeaux Red
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru


100 points
One of the few remaining 2000 Vintage Bordeaux’s that maintain its 100 Point ratings. Just the Best!

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A monumental wine and undoubtedly one of the best the château has ever produced. The dark, intense, ruby-red colour does not seem to have taken on any age at all. The nose is very fresh, with lots of very ripe and juicy berry fruit as well as refined toasty notes that fit in beautifully. This vintage shows us that a strong oak influence marries very well with Pavie’s fruit in full-bodied vintages. 2000 Pavie is very smooth and suave on the palate with a great balance between tannin and acidity. The mouth feel is very pleasant, and there is a wonderful velvety sensation. The aftertaste is spicy, with a hint of cocoa and the unique flavour of a noble terroir, in a prime location on the Saint-Émilion limestone plateau. The finish is super long and very distinguished. It is a huge pleasure to taste this wine, which has quite a reputation around the world. Its stellar quality calls for more elaborate dishes such as veal chops with black truffle, pigeon with Burlat cherries, canon d’agneau (boneless filled and rolled loin of lamb), and lamb sweetbreads with artichoke.

Wine Advocate – 100 Points

Just beginning to come around and strut its enormous potential, this wine at age 15 has been evolving like a glacier. The wine has an inky, opaque, plum/purple color and a stunningly rich nose of mulberries, bramble berries, blackberries, licorice and incense as well as touches of toast and graphite. Fabulously concentrated and full-bodied, with a multidimensional mouthfeel, this profound Pavie is in mid-adolescence. It should evolve and continue to drink well for at least another 30-40 years. This is clearly the first compelling effort made by the Perse family. wineadvocate.com –Robert Parker (8/2015)

Jeb Dunnuck – 100 Points

Just a powerhouse of a wine that does everything right, the 2000 Château Pavie is drinking incredibly well today, offering huge blackcurrant and chocolatey darker berry fruits as well as loads of truffly earth, tobacco, and spice. Full-bodied, deep, and concentrated on the palate, it stays flawlessly balanced, and while I suspect the acidity is quite low, it has an incredible sense of freshness and a weightless texture. Fully mature, yet in the early part of its drink window, it has another two decades or prime drinking ahead of it. jebdunnuck.com 12/2020

Wine Spectator – 97 Points

Beautiful and on point now, with a cascade of gently steeped blackberry, boysenberry and raspberry fruit flavors that are showing some secondary notes, all followed by singed alder, dried anise, tobacco and black tea accents. Features a mineral lining on the finish, along with a long sanguine echo. Presents a mature edge, but this is racy and fresh, with hints of menthol and bay leaf. winespectator.com –JM, Web-2017

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