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2009 Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots (750ml)
Producer: Peter Michael Winery petermichaelwinery.com
Appellation: Knights Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Merlot - Petit Verdot
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$108.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: July 13, 2012 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
94 points "As good as Les Pavots is in 2009, the real surprise is the 2009 L'Esprit des Pavots, which costs about half the price and delivers nearly as much pleasure. To be sure, $95 a bottle isn't cheap, but the Esprit delivers the goods and then some. The 2009 is a huge, mouthfilling wine bursting with dark fruit. It doesn't have the textural finesse or sophistication of Les Pavots (especially in the tannins), but it is nevertheless incredibly pleasing right now. I loved it. The Esprit is made from vineyards that are 10-15 years old. The blend is 47% Cabernet Franc, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. " Best 2014-2024