Sweet and sour cherries in addition to spicy oak, crushed stones, flowers, and underbrush make up the complex aromatics found in this open-knit, well-developed Pavie Macquin. While it does not reveal the weight or concentration of such top vintages as 2003, 2000, and 1998, it is still a substantial wine. Give it another 1-3 years of cellaring, and consume it over the next 12-13 years. As the 2001 sat in the glass, it reminded me of a premier cru from the Cote d’Or.
Robert Parker – 89 pt