This vineyard’s founder was Albert Macquin (1852-1911), to whom Saint-Emilion owes the use of grafted vines, which were to save the vineyards from permanent devastation by phylloxera. Pavie-Macquin is a family owned vineyard of 15 hectares, situated on Saint-Emilion’s highest plateau. With its limestone and claysoils, its clay content plays a part in making this wine powerful, fleshy, ample and mouth-filling.
Still a full-bodied wine, but showing excellent purity and intriguing sweetness on the nose. Telltale green peppers are in the background, tannins seemed gentler and mellow. Opened in the morning for dinner. (92+ Points)