Critical Acclaim: 99 pts James Suckling; 94 pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Winemaker Tasting Notes: The brilliant ruby-garnet 2019 ‘Les Pavots’ showcases an olfactory symphony of blackberry, dark chocolate, black cherry, and vanilla aromas, with supporting notes of tobacco, violets, and garrigue. A refined, elegant entry leads to a broad, graceful mid-palate with silky, fine-grained tannins, hints of black tea, blackberry pie, caramel, and cocoa powder, with a long, lingering finish. Although approachable in its youth, the 2019 ‘Les Pavots’ will reward four years of cellaring and continue to blossom for two decades.
Varietal: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petite Verdot.