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Château Pavie Macquin 2018
Saint-Emilion Classified Growth B
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Château Pavie Macquin
It is impossible to talk about the great wines of Saint-Emilion without mentioning Château Pavie Macquin, one of the most complex and seductive. The Domaine was founded by Albert Macquin (1852-1911), a specialist in the study of American rootstocks and the art of grafting. Saint-Emilion and the French vineyard as a whole owes him the use of the grafted plant, which was to save the vineyard ruined by Phylloxera at the end of the 19th century. His great-grandchildren, the Corre-Macquin family, are still at the head of Domaine, and the general manager Nicolas Thienpont works in collaboration with the oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt. Together, they help make this illustrious terroir shine year after year.
The Château Pavie Macquin would manage to earn a place as the Premier Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion in the 2006 edition, a position it still holds today, a testament to its consistency.
The Château Pavie Macquin watches over a 15-hectare vineyard, ideally located on the highest plateau of Saint-Emilion, part of which overlooks the valley of Fongaban. It is planted on clay-limestone soils, and the grape variety is 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.
One Second wine is produced by the property with equal care and precision, Les Chênes de Macquin.
The Château Pavie Macquin offers wines that prove to be unforgettable. They are fine and generous, where the fruit expression is as bright as it is elegant.
Critics Château Pavie Macquin 2018.
Description Château Pavie Macquin 2018.
Great vintage for Bordeaux, 2018 will have allowed, by its climatology and its phase of maturation under ideal conditions in September and October, the development of exceptional red wines. Château Pavie Macquin is no exception to the rule and delivers a very fine success.
Blend of the 2018 vintage: 78% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
The color is a beautiful dark purple, almost black, tinged with beautiful purple highlights.
The nose is intense and of great finesse, offering notes of jammy black fruits, violet, truffle and pepper, with a hint of cocoa.
In the mouth, the attack is supple, the wine evolves very quickly on a velvety and dense texture, supported by a finely structured tannic framework. The notes of red and black fruits give it a very nice freshness all along, and it blossoms on a tasty, long and precise finish. What a great vintage for Pavie Macquin.
Food and wine pairing:
Château Pavie Macquin 2018 will pair beautifully with beef tenderloin with Chimichurri sauce, breaded soft-boiled egg with chanterelles and country ham tuiles, duck breast with pepper sauce, snacked veal sous la mère, or confit rack of lamb.
For a match with cheese, choose uncooked pressed cheeses: Edam, Gouda, Saint-nectaire, morbier, Tomme de Savoie or Salers.
For dessert, enjoy it with Yann Couvreur's Caribbean dessert, a black forest or a pear and chocolate tart.
Cellaring potential and tasting:
Château Pavie Macquin 2018 has great aging potential, able to wait several years to improve. Its peak will be reached between 2033 and 2036.
However, it can be enjoyed today if it is properly prepared. To do so, take care to place the bottle the night before in the serving room at a room temperature between 15 and 18°C. Open it and decant it ideally 5 to 6 hours before tasting.
The bottles should be kept in the cellar, protected from the light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.