Esprit de Pavie 2015
2015 is fresher than 2012, which we sold a lot of cases. Deep purple- dark and dense for a St. Emilion. Tight, pink rim.
Safe perhaps for the slightly high alcohol and tannic structure on manifestation for a 3rd wine, the nose is fruity, full and fully gourmand showing strong mid-palate. It gives tones of blackcurrants with fine notes of small black berries, plum as well as touches of liquorice and a hint of violet. The palate reflects the nose and is fruity as well, offering grip, tension, freshness, and suavity. Finish is medium with notes of dark fruit and coffee beans(delicate oak).
JS thought highly of this wine awarding JS93, saying it is a juicy and rich red with blackberry and black-truffle aromas and flavours. Layered and beautifully toned. Full-bodied, round and juicy. Beautiful wine. Really well done. Drink or hold.'
Parker et. al accorded RP90Robert Parker's, commenting 'This vintage is a blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and was aged for 15 months in one-year-old barrels. Deep garnet-purple-coloured, the 2015 Esprit de Pavie (a blend of vines in Côtes do Castillon and young vines from Pavie and Monbousquet) opens with expressive red and black plums notes plus touches of baking spices, vanilla pod, dark chocolate and dried Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the bright fruit fills the mouth with plenty of spicy red and black fruits, supported by chewy tannins and finishing with a refreshing lift.' (edited)