78% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47 hl/ha. Dichtes Purpur mit schwarzer Mitte. Ein expressives Bouquet mit reifen Pflaumen und dunklen Schokonoten. Im zweiten Ansatz Alpenheidelbeeren, Lakritze und Fliedernoten. Am kräftigen Gaumen mit engmaschigen, verlangenden Tanninen, süssem Extrakt und einer perfekt stützenden Frische – alles in perfekter Balance. Im nicht enden wollenden Finale ein Feuerwerk aus Graphit (Mineralik) und blauen Beeren. Grandiose Leistung, hat mich noch nie zuvor während den Primeurs derart überzeugt! Dazu passt perfekt das Zitat von Nicolas Thienpont: «The source may be beautiful, but true beauty lies in the accomplishment… »
The 2018 Pavie Macquin is deep garnet-purple colored and a little closed to begin, slowly revealing subtle notions of dark chocolate, candied violets and rose hip tea over a core of plum preserves, blueberry compote and cherry coulis plus wafts of woodsmoke and crushed stones. Full-bodied, the palate has a seriously impressive structure of ripe, firm, velvety tannins and bold freshness carrying off all that rich black fruit, finishing very long and mineral laced.
Chateau Pavie-Macquin, 33330 Saint Emilion, Frankreich/France
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The key moment in the history of the eponymous château Pavie Macquin comes from the famous Albert Macquin (1852-1911). From 1887 Macquin purchased the châteaux of La Serre, Peygenestou (5 hectares), Pavie-Chapus (3.7 hectares), Pavie-Pigasse (5.7 hectares) as well as others, totalling what is now Château Pavie-Macquin’s approximately 26 hectares. An agricultural engineer, he popularised grafted plants which would save the vineyard after it was ravaged by phylloxera. He was truly a ‘man of reconstruction’. As Henri Enjalbert wrote, ‘Albert Macquin must be viewed as the grand master of the St Emilion vineyard’s transformation for more than thirty years’.
An advocate of Vitis berlandieri, less susceptible to chlorosis, he produced more than a million plants in 1887. He developed scientific vine plot monitoring. The château is now owned by his three grandchildren, Benoît and Bruno Corre and Marie Jacques Charpentier, as well as their own children. By continuing the tradition of their illustrious ancestry they demonstrate a deep attachment to this wonderful terroir. In late 1994, Maryse Barre’s successor Nicolas Thienpont was made manager of it, supported in his work by Stéphane Derenoncourt who had been working on site since 1990; together they have developed high-quality viticulture which has elevated the château to the prestigious rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé wine.