Deep ruby red with a crimson hue, 2009 Les Pavots reveals a profound, layered bouquet of coffee, cocoa bean, black currant, strawberry, cigar box, black and red cherry, plum liqueur combined with vanilla, blueberry, subtle notes of cedar, pepper and its signature 'garrigue' touch. The complexity and intense character continue into the finish with a refined mouthfeel, lasting impressions of fruits, spices, truffles and tobacco on the palate and round silky tannins. 2009 Les Pavots will benefit from two years of cellaring for near term enjoyment and will age gracefully for two decades.
Blend: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
"The 2009 Les Pavots is absolutely fabulous. Mocha, espresso, spices, plums and blackberries are just some of the many notes that jump from the glass in this seamless, striking wine. The 2009 boasts exceptional textural finesse and tremendous class. In 2009 Les Pavots includes 22% Cabernet Franc, one of the highest percentages ever. It all works beautifully. The 2009 is firing on all cylinders. All of the vineyards in Les Pavots are now over 20 years old. In 2009 the blend is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot."
The Wine Advocate
"Offers a strikingly complex mix of flavors that are refined and graceful. Pure, rich and supple given its level of intensity and concentration, with a beautiful core of ripe wild berry, pomegranate, spice, mineral, cedar and graphite. Holding back ever so slightly. Another classic Les Pavots. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2030. "
"Opaque ruby. Pungent, assertive aromas of dried cherry, cassis, pipe tobacco, vanilla and woodsmoke, with a sexy floral accent emerging with air. Juicy and sharply focused, offering bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors brightened by a spicy element. Fine-grained tannins add shape and gentle grip to the very long, appealingly sweet finish."
International Wine Cellar