2003 Château Pavie Macquin St. Émilion Grand Cru Wine Tasting Note


2003 Château Pavie Macquin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

Roasted cherries, plums, licorice, herbs, smoke and hints of espresso bean fill the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, silky and lush. With no decanting, this is showing great. There is not much to gain with further aging. So if you have been waiting for the right time, pop a cork.

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What a beauty! That is, if you like luscious, ripe, opulent, sensuously textured fruits backed up by flowers, plums, truffles, chocolate, smoke, figs, espresso and stone. The texture is just beautiful. You can age this for longer, if you prefer more secondary nuances, but I am really digging how this is tasting today. Popped and poured from a decanted, this continued improving in the glass.

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Fresh flowers, licorice, barbecue smoke, crushed rocks and black cherry liqueur aromatics do not take long to reveal their essence. Luscious textured, fresh, juicy, dark red, sweet, juicy dark chocolate covered plums feel great on your palate. This is drinking great now. An hour in the decanter seems to be all this beauty needed. That being said, this is showing even better in the glass. This is an outstanding hedonistic treat!

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In the right place, at the right time, this winner focuses you on its earthy, floral, licorice and sweet fruits in the nose with no trouble. However, it really gets going on the palate, with its opulent, silky textures and lushly textured fruits.

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Fresh, silky, soft and packed with a mineral driven core of sweet, ripe cherries, plum, earth, licorice and smoke. Popped and poured, the continued betting better in the glass. This charmer is very easy to drink the minute the you pop the cork. It could get better, but it's so good now, why wait?

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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.

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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

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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.

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Pavie Macquin Chateau Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Pavie Macquin, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Pavie Macquin is much better with at least 10-12 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours, or more.

This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Pavie Macquin offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-30 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Pavie Macquin with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Pavie Macquin is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Pavie Macquin is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Pavie Macquin is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.