The 2016 Arômes de Pavie, the second wine from Pavie, is matured in 50% new oak for 16 or 17 months. It presents a ripe, opulent bouquet of very pure kirsch, blueberry and cassis aromas, becoming more floral with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with some wood tannin on the entry and notes of dark chocolate and tobacco infusing the black fruit. The finish is rounded and quite heady. This will require four to five years in bottle.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040
Robert Parker 93
The 2016 Aromes de Pavie has a deep garnet-purple color and is a little closed to begin, slowly revealing notes of crushed red and black cherries, raspberry preserves, plum pudding, blueberry pie and prunes with touches of espresso, star anise, cumin seed and wood smoke plus a waft of dusty soil. Full, firm and grainy structured, the rock-solid frame supports all the generous black and red fruit preserves with plenty of exotic spice nuances, finishing long and earthy.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2036