Pretty aromas of blackcurrant, cherry, licorice, clove and hibiscus. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight-grained tannins. Opens up on the palate. Sleek and refined with lifting floral notes at the finish. Try from 2024.
94 points, James Suckling (Mar 2021)
This comes from the limestone slope between La Gaffelière and Pavie. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Côte Pavie needs a lot of swirling before it slowly unfurls to reveal notions of ripe black plums, Black Forest cake and licorice, leading to suggestions of tar, unsmoked cigars and black truffles. The medium to full-bodied palate has fantastic energy, featuring layers of earth-infused black fruits and a velvety texture, finishing long with remarkable vivacity.
93+ points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Mar 2021)
The 2018 Château Saint Georges Côtes Pavie is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc brought up 30% new oak. Coming from an incredible terroir on the Côte Pavie (it's just beside Château Pavie), it reveals a deep ruby/plum hue to go with pretty cassis, camphor, spice, and spring flower-like aromas and flavors. Playing in the medium to full-bodied end of the spectrum, it's not a blockbuster, but it has this wonderful, delicate, finesse-driven style that still brings notable concentration, obvious minerality, and an impressive finish. I think the quality is on the uptick, and readers should have this estate on their radar.
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar 2021)
The 2018 Saint Georges (Côte Pavie) is dark and potent in the glass. Blackberry, gravel, spice, game, licorice and chocolate paint the portrait of a somber Saint-Émilion. Huge tannins and strong earthy undertones add to that impression. All the elements are nicely balanced, but readers should expect an assertive, muscular style.
92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Mar 2021)