St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results

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These structured, ageworthy wines pleased our judges on the whole, but they criticised the high oak,
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...
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St Emilion 2010, Château Pavie Macquin
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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
Drink 2016–2032
Alc 14.5%