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Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots 2010 750ml

Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots 2010

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Category White Wine
Region California
Brand Peter Michael
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
Spectacularly rich and intense, the 2010 L'Esprit des Pavots displays all of the usual features, which characterize the Les Pavots terroir: blueberry, vanilla bean, licorice, chocolate, cedar and coffee. The fruit of the younger vines brings additional aromas of red cherry, plum 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.
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Made from a similar blend with slightly less Cabernet Sauvignon and more Merlot, the 2010 L'Esprit des Pavots represents 1,580 cases. It is a beautiful wine to enjoy now and over the next 10-15 years. Loaded with black fruit, licorice, bouquet garni and forest floor characteristics, it is an opulent, round, delicious 2010.

December 29, 2013
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Dark red cherries, plums, smoke and tobacco all flesh out in the 2010 L'Esprit des Pavots. Floral notes appear later, adding lift and perfume on the finish. When they were younger, the 2010 Esprit and Pavots were similar. Now, with a little additional bottle age, the wines are more differentiated. The 2010 Esprit is a pretty, voluptuous red from Peter Michael to drink now and over the next few years. In 2010, L' Esprit des Pavots is 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

February 2014

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