Pavie Macquin 2017

“Very solid center palate of fruit and firm, silky tannins. Linear and bright with a focused and pretty finish. Full-bodied, tight and precise. Very clear and bright.”
James Suckling, Avril 2018
Score : 94-95 / 100

“Deliciously engaging, with a pure, aromatic display of boysenberry and blackberry fruit running through, picking up light bramble and anise accents along the way. Fresh and nicely defined, showing plenty of crackle on the finish.”
James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, Avril 2018
Score: 92-95 / 100

“Big in tannins as well as fruit, this wine is very fine. It has weight, concentrated black fruits and juicy acidity. The fruit is approachable, giving fruitiness and a soft aftertaste. Drink this fine wine from 2024.”
Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Avril 2018
Score : 94-96 / 100

“Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with aromatic character, dark berries, black cherries, sweet elderberries. Elegant roasting aroma, fine fruit, firm and ripe tannins, excellent tension on the palate, great depth and length, elegant spiciness in the background. A very classic Pavie Macquin.”
Markus del Monego, Avril 2018
Score : 97 / 100

“Le nez est avenant, l’agitation accentue des arômes de cerises burlat, de fleurs (pivoine et violettes) avec des notes de cassis, et de fines épices. La bouche est fraîche, très bien construite dans le contexte du millésime (effet terroir), dense, sphérique, bien en chair veloutée et fruitée. La finale est longue, énergique, soutenue par des tannins serrés restant enrobés, fraîche, très aromatique et persistante, avec une touche saline.”
Daniel Seriot, Le journal d’un passionné de la Rive Droite, Avril 2018
Score : 94-96+ / 100

“Dark smudgy crimson. Pretty cassis aroma, with the graphite of Cabernet Franc and a touch of elderberry. Mouth-watering freshness, really fruity and rounded. Not fleshy; tight and balanced. Alive and persistent but not a great amount of depth.”
Julia Harding,, Avril 2018
Score : 16 / 20

“This has a very perfumed character on the nose, fragrant black cherry, cherry blossom, dark with sooty notes, very focused and composed, the fruit wrapped in fragrant vanilla and toasted praline oak. The palate carries this confidence with ease, showing a very fine and elegant composition of dark mulberry, plum and sooty cherry flavours, underpinned by a dense finely grained bed of velvety tannins, with grilled pip complexity and little notes of toasted nut and coffee bean. A long, fresh, tannin-infused finish, with a pile of grip. Such confidence and yet also such harmony here, wrapped up in the typical Thienpont textural richness. As seems commonplace here these days, an imposing result which seems concentrated but which avoids any hint of over-done character.”
Chris Kissack, The Wine Doctor, Avril 2018
Score : 94-96 / 100

“From a cooler, north-facing terroir located on the upper plateau of Saint Emilion, the 2017 Chäteau Pavie Macquin sports a deep purple/blue color as well as perfumed, exotic notes of black cherries, blueberries, crushed rocks, violets, and ample floral nuances. With bright acidity, ripe, yet firm tannin, it shows the cooler, focused, austere side to the vintage, yet is pure, concentrated, and impeccably balanced. This is a 2017 built for the long haul and is going to need at least 4-5 years of bottle age.”
Jeb Dunnuck,, Avril 2018
Score : 93-95+ / 100