chateau pavie macquin premier grand cru classe b, saint-emilion grand cru 2019
JEB DUNNUCK
97

2019 chateau pavie macquin premier grand cru classe b, saint-emilion grand cru

Why We're Buying

The adage is that wine gets better with age. It can also apply to wineries. Château Pavie-Macquin has risen in prestige and prominence since the 1990s. Today, it has a Premier grand cru classé (B), the second-highest rating for Bordeaux, with its grand vin taking centerstage.

Critics Scores

JEB DUNNUCK
97

Jeb Dunnuck

While this cooler terroir always yields a more austere wine that requires bottle age, the 2019 Château Pavie Macquin has a wonderful elegance and plushness to its fruit that gives surprisingly upfront appeal. Nevertheless, it has bright acidity, good concentration, and rocking purity of fruit, all pointing toward a good decade before it hits maturity. Dense purple, with lots of cassis, violets, spring flowers, crushed stone, and graphite, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, stunningly polished, silky tannins, and a great, great finish. I'll be a buyer. 95-97