Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots 2016 - Vine Republic
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Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots 2016
SKU: 6455

Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots 2016

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750ml
$99.98

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Category White Wine
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Region California
Brand Peter Michael
Alcohol/vol 15.3%
The 2016 L'Esprit des Pavots greets the eye with a near black color and highlights of bright crimson. Generously rich, the wine is a beautiful blending of the Les Pavots and Au Paradis terroirs with strong notes of blueberry, chocolate, cedar, coffee, vanilla bean and black truffle. Subtle accents of black cherry, black currant, plum, leather, tobacco and white pepper complete the complex bouquet. The palate is full-bodied and concentrated, exhibiting savory elements with abundant, supple tannins and a lingering finish. Fruit forward and enjoyable at release, this wine should age gracefully for fifteen years or more.
Jeb Dunnuck
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Leading off the Bordeaux Blends, the 2016 L'Esprit des Pavots offers impressive amounts of black fruits, tobacco, cedarwood, coffee bean, and leafy herb-like aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied, has a deep, layered texture, ripe tannins, and plenty of upfront, sexy fruit. It’s also incredibly complex as well as a brilliant wine.

June 2019
Vinous
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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon L'Esprit des Pavots is a dense, rich second wine that takes fruit from both Les Pavots and Au Paradis, Peter Michael's estate vineyard in Oakville. Dark cherry, plum, chocolate, new leather, licorice and spice are pushed forward in a succulent, racy wine that will drink well right out of the gate. This is the first vintage in which Les Pavots is a blend of fruit from both estate vineyards. The blend is 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot.

Antonio Galloni, May 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 L'Esprit des Pavots is a blend of 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it's scented of black cherries, warm blackberries and plums with nuances of spice box and cigar box plus a hint of potpourri. The palate is medium to full-bodied, soft, plush and juicy in the mouth, with loads of earthy sparks on the long, fruity finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 29, 2018