Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots 2010 750ml
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Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots 2010

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750ml
$179.99

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Category White Wine
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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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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