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Date Printed: 8/31/2014
Chateau Pavie  2005
Chateau Pavie 2005
(search item no. 92340)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $299.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is the eighth vintage of Pavie produced under the ownership of Mme. and Mr. Perse, and it was a classic year which demonstrated that the chateau has a truly exceptional terroir. The color is a deep and dense purple, with violet highlights which underscore the wine's youth. Its clean aromas highlight good intensity and well-defined fruitiness. Black currants, blueberries and assorted black fruit are present, together with flattering chocolate and spicy notes derived from careful aging in barrel. The first impression on the palate is faultless, and the quality of the vintage becomes evident as its taste evolves. The wine shows a full body, both tight and supple at once. Everything comes together to create an exemplary balance. The tannins are fine-grained, with a structure which ensures a long and brilliant future. The wine's class and nobility express the care taken during vinification to respect the vintage's potential. The finish is mouth-watering and long, worthy of a great Saint-Emilion.

This is a beautiful, polished 2005 whose powerful and fine structure produces a full and round impression. Forget it in the cellar for at least five years, but its great potential will allow the wine to age successfully for 20 years or more.

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About Chateau Pavie:

In the fourth century, Château Pavie's slope was planted. Parcel after parcel – Pigasse, les domaines de la Sable, Pimpinelle, Larcis – the bulk was built and consolidated under the Pavie name. This lies all in one piece on the slope of the hill southeast of the town of Saint-Emilion. The buildings and the vineyard at Pavie are at three levels on the side of the slope.

Since 1998, Chantal and Gérard Perse have owned this estate, which boasts the largest vineyard of all Premier Grand Cru Classés in Saint-Emilion. The old fermentation cellar has given way to twenty temperature-controlled wooden vats, and the quarries have been replaced by a modern aging cellar.



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Moet & Chandon White Star
Moet & Chandon White Star
(search item no. 517)
The Wine News rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $49.99

Winemaker's Notes:

White Star is a balanced blend of three wine varieties, revealing a harmonious succession of sensations, a soft maturity, and elegant lines. Soft and mature aroma of white fruits, like peaches and pears, and hints of nuts.
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About Moët & Chandon:

The largest Champagne house in France, Moët et Chandon was founded in 1743 by Claude Moët. They produce large volumes of non-vintage wine under the White Star and Brut Imperial designations, however, are best known for their premium brand Dom Pérignon.