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Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots 2005

$99.95

SKU W3886

750ml

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The 2005 vintage wine made from these young vine blocks captures the "spirit" of the Les Pavots terroir. Spectacularly rich and intense, the 2005 L'Esprit des Pavots displays all of the usual features, which characterize the Les Pavots terroir: blueberry, vanilla beans, licorice, chocolate, cedar and coffee. The fruit of the younger vines brings additional aromas of red cherries, plums and red pepper to the complex bouquet. The palate is full-bodied, rich and concentrated, exhibiting abundant, youthful yet supple tannins and a lingering finish. Fruit forward and enjoyable at release, this wine should age well for a decade.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Knights Valley
Brand Peter Michael
Alcohol/vol 15.1%
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorAging beautifully, this is smooth, rich and layered, with tannins that offer substance and traction around the core of earth- and mineral-laced dark berry, cedar, tobacco and sage. Ends a bit grippy from tannins, but won't disappoint. Best soon. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.--2005 California Cabernet blind retrospective (September 2015).

James Laube, 2015
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Wine AdvocateThe second wine, which is called L'Esprit des Pavots, is a noteworthy wine. The 2005 (73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) shows chocolatey espresso notes, loads of berry fruit, medium body, and a soft, heady finish.

Robert Parker, December 2007

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