reviewsJames Suckling 91-92
Firm, broad tannins here, with a plush and creamy texture. Full body. Ripe and deep core of dark-blue and black fruit with oyster-shell and iodine character, too. Attractive fruit. 50% merlot and 50% cabernet franc.
Wine Advocate 90-92
The 2021 Aromes de Pavie has contained new blocks since 2017 that are exclusive for this cuvee. A blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc, it is matured in 50% new oak. It has a clean and delineated bouquet with black cherries and blueberry fruit, not quite as ostentatious as I have found previous vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with a pleasant edginess on the entry, a more mineral/limestone-drive Les Aromes with a pleasant piquancy on the finish, if not quite the persistent of the appellation’s top wines. 14.44% alcohol.