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Chateau Pavie Macquin St. Emilion, Premier Grand Cru Classe B, Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Pavie Macquin, took its name from Albert Macquin. The name of Macquin is famous today for more than being attached to a St. Emilion chateau. Albert Macquin was a true pioneer. He deserves much of the credit for solving the phylloxera epidemic. It was his idea to graft vines needed onto rootstocks. This helped save not only St. Emilion, but much of Bordeaux and the vineyards of Europe from the devastation being caused by the by nonstop phylloxera attack.

The current owners of Pavie Macquin are Benoit and Bruno Corre, Marie-Jacques Charpentier. They own Pavie Macquin, along with their childern. Prior to 1998, the estate was not producing wines at the level of its terroir. To know this, all you have to do is taste the wines of Pavie Macquin from before 1998 and compare them with the wines they started making in 1998, up until today to understand how far they have come at Pavie Macquin.

I mentioned 1998, because that is the date of the rebirth of Pavie Macquin for their wine. But the start of everything coming together began several years earlier, in 1990 to be exact. That was the year the young, Stephane Derenoncourt joined the team at Pavie Macquin. A few years later, in 1994, Nicolas Thienpont was the next member to join the team at Pavie Macquin. It took a few years after that, but starting with the 1998 vintage, things began rapidly turning around for the wines of this St. Emilion chateau. As of today, 2005 Pavie Macquin remains the finest vintage they have produced yet.

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This 15 hectare St. Emilion vineyard of Pavie Macquin is situated on the St. Emilion plateau. Pavie Macquin has a complex terroir which features 9 different types of soil, most of it is made from clay and limestone. The vineyards pf Chateau Pavie Macquin are located next to the hill of Mondot at an altitude of between 75 and 100 metres at its highest point. If you’re standing in the Right Bank vineyards of Pavie Macquin, you get a great view of their well known neighbors. Troplong Mondot is to the west, Pavie is south and Pavie Decesse is right in front.

The vineyards of Chateau Pavie Macquin are planted at a vine density of 6,600 vines per hectare. They have old vines, many are on average, close to 40 years of age. The vineyard is planted to 80% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines are farmed organically with sustainable farming techniques being practiced. The policy of replanting at Chateau Pavie Macquin is that individual vines are replaced on a vine by vine basis. This is done using the selection massal technique where the budwood is drawn from existing vines from within the Pavie Macquin vineyard. In time for the 2012 harvest, Chateau Pavie Macquin finished a complete renovation of the estate including all wine making facilities, tasting room and chateau.

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To produce the wine of Pavie Macquin, a lot of work takes place in the cellars and in the vineyards. Starting with the 2009 Bordeaux vintage, the grapes are now optically sorted before vinification. Next, the whole berries are moved to tanks by a conveyor belt where 80% of the fruit is fermented in open-top oak fermenters. The remaining fruit is fermented in cement tanks. Extraction is obtained through pigeages. On average, the maceration lasts from 30 to 35 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine of Chateau Pavie Macquin is aged in 70% new, French oak barrels for an average of 18 months. or the first 6 months of aging, the wine remains on its post malolactic lees. Production of Chateau Pavie Macquin is on average, 4,500 cases per vintage. There is a second wine, Les Chenes de Macquin.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. Smoke, mineral and stone complement the long, sweet boysenberry and dark chocolate finish. Blending 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine produced low yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare. The Grand Vin represents 80% of the harvest. 91-93 Pts

      92 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and a dab of Cabernet Sauvignon produced the blend. Licorice, flowers, coffee bean and juicy ripe plums, with silky tannins and a sweet, fresh, black cherry finish are found in this wine. 93-95 Pts

      94 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. Licorice, coconut, black cherries and espresso bean scents create the aromatics. The wine has a soft touch, but the follow through of red and dark berries is marred by some dryness in the finish. This will probably best in its youth and should drink well on release. This is a very nice wine and a success for the vintage.

      91 points - Tasted
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    2. From clay and limestone soils, strong stone, espresso, ripe black cherry and minerality scents pop from the glass. Ripe, long and packed with fresh, sweet kirsch, this blend of 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon managed to reach 14% alcohol. 91-93 Pts.

      92 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. Silky tannins, powerful, concentrated and long, the wine is filled with deep, dark berries, licorice, earth, jam, tannin and spice. This has the stuffing and structure to age and develop for decades.

      95 points - Tasted
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    2. Oak, licorice, stone, flowers and plums. Full bodied, concentrated, filled with minerality, density of flavor and length. This St. Emilion wine combines freshness and purity. This is another 2010 St. Emilion wine that was showing better than last tasted in April. 96-97 Pts

      97 points - Tasted
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    3. 2010 Pavie Macquin from clay and lime stone soils, this dark colored wine offers, sweet jammy berries and minerality in the nose. 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and a smidgeon of Cabernet Sauvignon make up the assemblage. With soft, plush round textures, minerality, purity and freshness, the wine ends with a long wave of sweet, jammy black plums, minerality, coca and licorice. 95-97 Pts

      96 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. Earth, stone, black raspberry and cherry, medium/full bodied with more acidity and freshness in the plummy personality than previous tastings showed. I’d let it sleep for 7-10 years.

      93 points - Tasted
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    2. With 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt crafted a delicious St. Emilion filled with licorice, fresh boysenberries, crushed stone and jam. Powerful, full bodied, concentrated, opulent and polished, this delicious St. Emilion has the structure to age. There is no sensation of heat in this 14.5% alcohol wine.

      94 points - Tasted
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    3. Floral, licorice, stone, blackberry, truffle and mineral scents are easy to find. Once past the perfume, your palate discovers a concentrated, full bodied, juicy, ripe, opulent, exotic, mouthful of spicy blackberry, anise and black plums.

      95 points - Tasted
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    4. 2009 Pavie Macquin, from clay and limestone soils, blends 85% merlot with 11% cabernet franc and 1% cabernet sauvignon. The moment the wine hits your nose, scents of crushed stone, blackberries, black plums, licorice, and chocolate are everywhere. Full bodied and intense, with silk and satin textures, this exciting wine has a supple, long, black cherry filled finish. 94-97 Pts

      96 points - Tasted
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  6. 2008 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. A beautiful perfume filled with licorice, minerality, black raspberries, jam, truffles. coffee and fresh herbs leads to a suave, rich, supple, concentrated St. Emilion wine that ends with fennel, plums and blackberries.

      94 points - Tasted
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  7. 2006 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. 2006 was supposed to be the first vintage Nicolas Thienpoint was able to declare Pavie Macquin's much deserved upgrade in classification to Premier Cru status. But court developments forced the owners to use the 1996 classification for the time being. The 06, with its deep color and mineral, plum, black raspberry nose accompanied by concentrated layers of young, black dense fruit will take some time in the cellar before releasing its charms.

      93 points - Tasted
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  8. 2005 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. This wine has it all... Inky, black, opaque in color with aromatic fireworks, surreal concentration and so many levels of flavor, I could not count them all. This is the real deal!

      97 points - Tasted
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    2. Oak, red and black fruits, coffee and exotic spices offer your palate an orgasam of flavor. The seamless finish lasts close to :60

      96 points - Tasted
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    3. Inky, black in color. Licorice, truffles, minerals and gobs of ripe, opulent, rich black fruit make the perfume. Ample structure, concentration and ripe tannins will allow this to age and evolve for decades.

      95 points - Tasted
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  9. 2004 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. Deep in color with scents of crushed stone, fennel, spice, smoke and black cherry jam, this concentrated supple textured St. Emilion with layers of fresh black raspberries, spice coffee and herbs. This is never going to hit the same level of quality as 2000, 2005 or 2010, but give it another 2-5 years and this will develop more nuances and layers of complexity.

      92 points - Tasted
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  10. 2003 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. Fresh, sweet, sexy and silky, the wine is filled with ripe, fresh, velvety fruit. There is no reason to wait to pop cork. This is one of the better 2003 St. Emilion wines.

      95 points - Tasted
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    2. Smoke, black raspberry, jam, charcoal, licorice, coffee, caramel, stone and fresh herbs with a hint of mint create the aromatics. The wine is rich, concentrated, and opulent, ending with a thick wave of sweet, velvety, chocolate covered boysenberries. This is a hedonistic style of St. Emilion that hits all the right spots for pleasure seekers

      94 points - Tasted
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    3. Intense minerality followed by ripe, juicy black fruit, kirsch, black raspberry jam, currants and tobacco. Lush, opulent and exotic in the mouth, the wine finishes with plum, licorice and chocolate sensations. Give this wine another year or two.

      94 points - Tasted
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  11. 2001 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. From a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this inky, dark wine opens with black licorice, coffee bean, jammy, black cherry liqueur, blueberry, earth and floral aromas. Powerful, packed and concentrated, the long, opulent, fleshy, jammy dark berry, filled finish is complicated by stone, licorice, chocolate and spice.

      94 points - Tasted
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  12. 2000 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. Thiis has morphed into a decadent, sultry wine. The complex perfume is intoxicating. Deep, full bodied and concentrated. Pure silk, velvet and lush, ripe fruit coat your palate. This Bordeaux wine is packed with polished, ripe dark berries, licorice, spice and minerals. Still young, over the last year, this has really started to come around.

      96 points - Tasted
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    2. With its blackberry, dark cherry, fennel and mineral filled perfume was rich, round and full bodied. The wine needs at least another 5 years to develop and express all its character.

      93 points - Tasted
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    3. Caramel, licorice, fresh herbs, jammy blackberry and plum liqueur with hints of mint. Rich, sexy, concentrated, but in a more classic style of sex appeal. Dense layers of ripe, spicy black fruit with hints of Persian Mullberries and cherry fill your palate. The long finish builds and continues for over forty seconds.

      95 points - Tasted
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  13. 1999 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. Medium bodied, round, mature and offering ripe cherries, underbrush and licorice in the finish. I'd drink this sooner than later to maintain the remainder of the fruit.

      89 points - Tasted
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  14. 1998 Château Pavie Macquin

    1. Popped and poured, 30 minutes of air helped the licorice, stone, black raspberry, floral and dark cherry aromatics appear. The wine is supple, soft and elegant, finishing with fresh plums, the essence of dark chocoalte and dark red berries. Drink now, or age it 3-5 years, this is a very nice wine.

      94 points - Tasted
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    2. I've been tasting this wine at least once a year for the past decade and it's really coming around to showing its true potential. Flowers, crushed stone, spice box, black cherry and earthy scents keep you busy. On the palate, pure silk and velvet textures and long, clean, pure finish is what you'll find in this wine. This is the perfect time to pop a bottle, but my bet is, it's only going to get better with more time. While not cheap, for a wine of this quality entering maturity, it's worth buying to get a good idea on how strong 1998 Right Bank wines can be. This was popped and poured and continued developing in the glass.

      95 points - Tasted
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    3. Slightly more powerful and a little less opulent than the tremendous 00 Pavie Macquin, this stunning, still opaque colored wine has it all. Great concentration, fat silky fruit and strong aromatics. Still young, this lusty wine will improve. But if anyone feels like popping a bottle now, who could blame them?

      95 points - Tasted
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    4. Deeply colored, this young wine offers a treat for the senses aromatically and on the palate. The long, intense, mineral and ripe fruit finish is a pleasure to experience. While it lacks the size of Pavie, it offers more compleixty and nuances.

      94 points - Tasted
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    5. Opaque in color, concentrated, big, rich, dense. This is packed and stacked with dark ripe berries, licorice, minerals and spice as well as ample, round tannin, allowing this baby to evolve.

      95 points - Tasted
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