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2004 Château Pavie-Decesse

ITEM 8012085 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
$95
Item Sold Amount Date
I8019177 1 $90 Dec 5, 2021
I7941976 1 $90 Sep 5, 2021
I7918881 1 $105 Aug 15, 2021
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RATINGS

94-97Robert M. Parker Jr.

Boasts abundant aromas of crushed rocks, spring flowers, pain grille, graphite, black cherries, and creme de cassis. This dense, fleshy, full-bodied, powerful, tannic effort is a candidate for long-term aging.

92Stephen Tanzer

Wild, expressive nose offers redcurrant, minerals, truffle and mocha. Supple, plump and tactile but with plenty of energy and shape thanks to the wine's mineral underpinning.

89-91Wine Spectator

Intense aromas of blackberry, with hints of wood. Very grapey and extracted. Full-bodied, with tight tannins and a silky finish.

PRODUCER

Château Pavie-Decesse

Château Pavie Decesse is a 22-acre estate in St.-Emilion. In the 1995 classification of St.-Emilion, the château is a Grand Cru. Pavie Decesse is owned by Gerard Perse, who also owns the Châteaux Pavie, Monbousquet and Bellevue Mondotte. Gerard Perse bought the estate in 1997 and brought in the famous consultant Michel Rolland to steer the winemaking. Today, according to Robert M. Parker Jr., “this is another estate that has been resurrected under the inspired leadership of Gerard Perse.” Vineyards are planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Some 30,000 bottles are produced annually. There is no second wine.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.