2005 Peter Michael Les Pavots Proprietary Blend Magnum - 1500ml

2005 Peter Michael Les Pavots Proprietary Blend Magnum - 1500ml

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2005 Peter Michael Les Pavots Proprietary Blend Magnum
One of the most exciting in California, this beautiful winery is owned by Englishman Sir Peter Michael. When he launched this winery, Michael had the foresight originally to hire the brilliant Helen Turley to oversee the winemaking. The current vineyard/winemaking team, Nicolas Morlet whom took over from his brother Luc, shares Ms. Turley's winemaking philosophy.

The present as well as upcoming releases are irrefutably brilliant wines. Peter Michael produces amazing single vineyard Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc as well. Peter Michael Winery remains a family-owned estate that is now run by Peter's son Paul. Only a small number of cases reach the retail market as the majority are set aside for the mailing list and long-term restaurant clientele.

Product Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2005
Rating WS94/ST93/RP93
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Michael Winery Peter
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Winery Details

Robert Parker

Rating RP93 - The 2005 Les Pavots (3,600 cases of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot) is a sensational wine, with a style that suggests a hypothetical blend of a great St.-Emilion and Pomerol. Chocolatey cassis notes intermixed with incense, licorice, and a hint of black olive are present in this wine. When it hits the palate, it comes across as very Pomerol-like, with lushness, full body, and opulence. The tannins are sweet, the pH high, and the wine gorgeously full, pure, dense, and long. It’s a terrific example of non-interventionalist winemaking that has turned out a beautiful, silky-textured wine that should age effortlessly for 15+ years. Like so many 2005s, this wine has really put on weight since I tasted it last year. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS94



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