2022 | Frankrijk | Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion

Château Pavie 2022 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

  • Château Pavie 2022 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Pavie 2022 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Pavie 2022 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé
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Jane Anson: ‘Wonderfully intense and concentrated, this is an impressive Pavie.‘

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Jane Anson: ‘Wonderfully intense and concentrated, this is an impressive Pavie.‘

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En PrimeurJa
RegioBordeaux, Saint-Emilion
Alcoholgehalte14,5 %
ClassificatieAOC Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé
Op dronk vanaf2030
Op dronk tot2065
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  • Château Pavie 2022 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Pavie 2022 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Pavie 2022 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Pavie 2022 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Pavie 2022 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

The Wine Independent (Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW)
(97-99)+/100 punten

The 2022 Pavie is a blend of 52% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon with a pH of 3.67. Yields were 31 hl/ha. Deep garnet-purple in color, it erupts from the glass with powerful notes of juicy blackberries, black currant pastilles, and wild blueberries, followed by classic hints of violets, licorice, red loam, wood smoke, and crushed rocks. The full-bodied palate delivers fantastic tension between the intense, muscular black fruit flavors and a lively backbone, framed by beautifully ripe, rounded tannins, finishing long and fragrant. Superb.

Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider)
(97-99)/100 punten

Inky, opaque, black purple in color, the explosive perfume delivers purple flowers, licorice, truffle, crushed stone, smoke, saffron, and almost 100% cocoa. The palate is painted with opulent, rich, layers of concentrated, blackberries, plum liqueur, black cherries, spice, smoke, licorice, espresso and chocolate. As dense and deep as this wine is, what is important to note is the vibrancy and freshness on the palate. That sense of lift remains from the mid-palate through to the finish. The is the first vintage where you find the vines from Bellevue Mondotte and Pavie Decesse integrated into Chateau Pavie. The wine blends 52% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.7% ABV, pH 3.71. Harvesting took place September 15 - October 1. This is the earliest harvest in the history of Pavie. 

99/100 punten
Deep dark ruby garnet, inky, opaque core, purple reflections, delicate rim brightening. Fine nuances of liquorice, floral notes, black forest berries, cassis and tangerine zest, inviting bouquet. Substantial, tightly meshed, mineral and taut, tight tannins, ripe and long lasting, dark fruit on the finish, showing great length and certain ageing potential.

Jeb Dunnuck
(96-98)+/100 punten
Released in a special bottle to celebrate the 25th harvest of Gerard Perse, the 2022 Château Pavie checks in as 52% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, which is in line with recent vintages, although one important factor is that both Pavie Decesse and Bellevue Mondot will no longer be produced and will are now incorporated into the Château Pavie. Given the quality of those two releases, I don't see that affecting the quality of the Grand Vin. The 2022 sports a deep, saturated purple hue as well as a gorgeous bouquet of ripe cassis, blackcurrants, espresso roast, violets, and chalky minerality. Hitting the palate with full-bodied richness, it has a layered, opulent mouthfeel, velvety tannins, integrated oak, and a great finish. This is another heavenly Pavie that's going to shine with just 5-7 years of bottle age and evolve for 30-40 years or more.

96/100 punten

Ripe and expressive on the nose, clearly concentrated with opulent aromas but also so much florality - roses, irises and violets with bitter orange peel, chocolate and flint. Smooth and supple, filling and round, this has depth but also real tension giving a push-pull between density and direction. Tannins are fine and have bite as well as flesh - the generous Merlot with more structured Cabernet fighting each other for dominance right now. Layered and mutifaceted with juice and balancing acidity. Feels well made, and deep with both freshness and power. Refined if not totally elegant as it’s got heft, strength and muscles. Characterful and stylish. 3.67pH. Acidity 3.71. A yield of 31hl/ha. The 25th vintage of Gerard Perse at Pavie, and the 10th anniversary of being a Premier Grand Cru Classé A estate. 2022 is the first year to incorporate Pavie-Decesse and Bellevue-Mondotte into the blend. Harvest 19 September - 1 October - the same dates as 2020. Ageing 75% new oak, 25% one year old barrels.

James Suckling
(95-96)/100 punten

Intense aromas of cherries and spices. Full and layered without being heavy. It starts large and rich, but the tension and tannins tighten down. It's structured and powerful. Velvety, edgy tannins. Very salty at the end. Like an unpolished diamond. It now includes Pavie Decesse and Bellevue. Slightly overdone but wait and see. 52% merlot, 30% cabernet franc and 18% cabernet sauvignon.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
(94-96)/100 punten

The 2022 Pavie is a unique wine that celebrates a number of milestones for the château. It marks the 20th anniversary of Pavie under the helm of Gerard and Chantal Perse, who have taken this once sleepy property to brilliant highs. Two thousand twenty-two is also the first vintage for Pavie since the incorporation of the Pavie Decesse and Bellevue Mondotte properties. From my perspective, it is always sad to see the loss of historical estates, even if they are relatively small because it is a loss of culture. In terms of the wine, it is superb. Black fruit, mocha, chocolate, licorice and spice add to an impression of virile intensity. Many recent vintages of Pavie have hinted towards a more vibrant style, but the 2022 is very strongly marked by the heat and drought of the year, the yields that are lower than typical and the harvest that started late in relative terms. In my view, the 2022 is a bit pushed, at least today. Huge tannins and a strong torrefaction oak imprint need time to soften, and that may or may not happen with élevage.

Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux)
95/100 punten

Wonderfully intense and concentrated, this is an impressive Pavie, muscular, intense and well constructed. It has an exuberance to the aromatics that is striking, with incense, baked damson, milk chocolate and creamy black cherry fruits, almost overwhelming until the limestone fingerprints hit in the mid palate to add tentson and salinity, even a hint of savoury freshness. Powerful, will take the full ten years to come around. 75% new oak. Buno Lacoste consultant. First year with the inclusion of Pavie Decesse and Bellevue-Mondotte, bringing it to 42ha, which is the biggest fully classified footprint, with 30ha on the plateau. Harvest 19 to October 1. 10th anniversary of classification and 25th harvest of Gerard Perse.

Neal Martin (Vinous)
(93-95)/100 punten
This demonstrates a little over-ripeness on the nose: macerated black cherries, kirsch, cassis and a touch of fresh prune. Does that translate across onto the palate? Actually, no. It is undoubtedly decadent and rich, but it retains balance and delivers a very velvety texture, with mouth-filling tannins. Powerful and yet undeniably harmonious, it feels plush and luxuriant on the finish, with a touch of dark chocolate lingering on the aftertaste. I am intrigued to revisit this after bottling and, because of the aromatics and not the palate, I err on the side of caution, though repouring, it feels slightly fresher. 14.47% alcohol. NB It comes in a specially-designed engraved bottle without a label.

Jancis Robinson
18/20 punten

Deep purple-black colour to the rim. Lovely depth of fruit – raspberry coulis with a stony freshness. Sapid and savoury on the palate, the tannins muscular but the texture smooth and fine. Tight and firm on the finish, a saline note highlighting the terroir. Powerful but controlled. Built for the ages. 

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