78 % Merlot, 20 % Cabernet Franc, 2 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 47 hl/ ha, 90 % Grand Vin. Sattes Purpurrot mit lila Rand. Sehr komplexes Bouquet mit zarten Anklängen an Heidelbeeren, dahinter erkalteter Waldfrüchtetee und Holundersaft. Mit etwas Luft findet man im zweiten Ansatz Nougatpralinen und viel Cassiswürze. Am kräftigen Gaumen mit engmaschigem Körper und reifem Extrakt gepaart mit einer energiegeladenen Rasse. Im gebündelten Finale explodiert der Gigant mit einem Korb frisch gepflückter schwarzer Johannisbeeren, Graphitspuren und zarter Adstringenz. Der hat das Zeug, einer der grössten Pavie-Macquin der Geschichte zu erden. Nimmt einem förmlich den Atem!
The 2019 Pavie Macquin has turned out very well indeed, unwinding in the glass with aromas of blackcurrants, cherries, burning embers, black truffle and licorice, framed by a deft framing of new oak that's more discreet than was the case even a few vintages back. Full-bodied, layered and concentrated, it's deep and layered, with a strikingly vibrant core of fruit, powdery, chalky tannins and a long, penetrating, youthfully firm finish. Tasted alongside older vintages, it's clear that the Thienpont team have eased off extraction, which allows the quality of fruit that this fantastic vineyard produces to express itself all the more completely, delivering the finest Pavie Macquin since 1998.
Lots of roses and dark fruit, such as blackberries and brambleberries on the nose. Full-bodied, yet tight and poised, with real focus and firmness and seamless tannins that run the length of the wine. Minerality and persistence in a cool way. This is very serious for the vintage and for the cellar. Try after 2025.
Chateau Pavie-Macquin | 33330 Saint Emilion | Frankreich
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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.