TN: 2019 Château Pavie Macquin (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)

2019 Château Pavie Macquin - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (6/20/2023)
– decanted about 1 hr. before initial taste –
– tasted non-blind over approx. 3 hrs. –

NOSE: medium+ expressiveness; rich red fruits, but there is an embedded high-toned aspect that keeps the rich fruity elements in check; not funky; gentle earthy note.

BODY: magenta-garnet color of great depth; medium-full bodied.

TASTE: fine, drying tannins; ripe; soft/almost plush, but has very nice acidity, lending a pleasant tautness to a wine that may otherwise come across as flabby; not bitter; not super oaky, but there is a gentle/well-judged earthy/oaky note there — like proper use of salt & pepper in cooking; black currant; about 2.5 hrs after opening, a rubber tire/alc. note did emerge. Approachable now, but clearly best to Hold. Gut impression score: low 90s.


Great note as always my man! Thank you!

This is one of the 19 Bordeaux that i, sadly, never saw here in AZ Costco’s. Can’t complain though - there were just some crazy/silly deals :cheers:

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I agree but after a long decant (I did 4 hrs) that rubber tire thing did go away.

Good to know for my remaining three. Thanks, Scott. :slight_smile:

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