St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results
extraction and alcohols in many examples, which masked their vineyard character. Nevertheless, two wines were awarded Outstanding and 17 wines Highly Recommended - see all 19 St Emilion 2010s here...
Château Pavie Macquin, 1GCC
Decanter average score: 18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 18.5 James Lawther MW 17.5 Steven Spurrier 18.25
Superbly extracted black fruits nose with the concentration and elegance of Cabernet Franc quite present. Sleek and silky, with fine-grained tannins. There’s considerable power here but it’s polished, too, with lovely freshness and length on the finish.
Price £80–£110 widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants