The 2004 of L'Esprit des Pavots displays all of the usual features,
which characterize the Les Pavots terroir: blueberry, vanilla
beans, licorice, chocolate, cedar and coffee. Spectacularly rich
and intense, the fruit of the younger vines brings additional aromas
of red cherries, plums and red pepper to the complex bouquet.
The palate is full-bodied, rich and concentrated, exhibiting
abundant, youthful yet supple tannins and a lingering finish. Fruit
forward and enjoyable at release time, this great wine should age
well for a decade.
Blend: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
"The second wine, which is called L'Esprit des Pavots, is a noteworthy wine. The 2004 is soft, round, and a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot.
The Wine Advocate
"Full, deep ruby-red. Wilder aromas of plum, flint and smoky oak, with a cooler suggestion of menthol. Sweeter on first blush than the Pavots but with less depth to the flavors of cherry and brown spices. Finishes broad and rich, but with rougher tannins than the suaver flagship Bordeaux blend."
International Wine Cellar