Aromes de Pavie (2nd wine of Pavie) 2016

St Emilion, Second wine

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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Arômes de Pavie, the second wine from Pavie, is matured in 50% new oak for 16 or 17 months. It presents a ripe, opulent bouquet of very pure kirsch, blueberry and cassis aromas, becoming more floral with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with some wood tannin on the entry and notes of dark chocolate and tobacco infusing the black fruit. The finish is rounded and quite heady. This will require four to five years in bottle.

Score: 91

Neal Martin, Vinous.com Maturity: 2022-2040 01 January 2019

The 2016 Arômes de Pavie, the Deuxième Vin of Château Pavie, is a blend of 66% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 42 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 50% new oak. It has a powerful and voluminous bouquet with sweet ripe black cherries, blueberry and a dash of black pepper. The palate is full-bodied with a firm grip in the mouth, a powerful and demonstrative Arômes de Pavie that just needs a little less new oak on the finish. I appreciate the weight and concentration here… it just needs to muster a little more refinement.

Score: 87 - 89

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2021-2035 28 April 2017

The 2016 Arômes de Pavie is succulent, racy and full of personality. Sweet dark cherry, plum, mocha, new leather and rose petal all grace this silky, super-expressive second wine from Pavie. In an effort to raise the quality of the Arômes, since 2015 the wine includes fruit from four hectares of vineyards on the plateau that were previously used for Pavie.

Score: 92

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com Maturity: 2018-2026 01 January 2019

The 2016 Arômes de Pavie is a delicious second wine from Pavie. Juicy, succulent and expressive, the 2016 is showing very well today. Racy red and purplish fruit, spice and new leather flesh out in the glass. A wine with striking fruit intensity and no hard edges, the 2016 will be ready to deliver maximum pleasure pretty much upon release.

Score: 88 - 91

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com 01 April 2017

A fresh and vibrant second wine of Pavie with ultra-fine tannins and a pretty finish. Lovely length. Lively.

Score: 93 - 94

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 04 April 2017