Saturated ruby color with a nuance of vermillion, 2010 Les Pavots
reveals a deep bouquet of strawberry, black cherry, black currant,
blueberry and blackberry, with nuances of cedar, cacao, cigar box,
black tea, graphite, a stylish ‘garrigue’ touch, forest floor, sweet vanilla
and cloves. Extremely full-bodied, this wine offers the same rich, ripe
fruit impressions on the palate. The mouth feel is dense and round,
with elegant tannins, which lead to a long finish. Complex, the 2010
Les Pavots will benefit from another year of cellaring for near term
enjoyment and will age gracefully for a decade or more.
"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. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2024. "
The Wine Advocate
"Dark purple. Heady, floral-accented aromas of dark berry preserves, vanilla, mocha and black truffle, with a smoky overtone. Sappy, palate-staining blackberry and cassis flavors are lifted and braced by zesty mineral and spice notes and show excellent clarity. Becomes sweeter with air and finishes with superb energy, focus and persistence, with just a whisper of dusty tannins."
International Wine Cellar