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2017 Château Pavie-Decesse

ITEM 8459223 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased at auction

Bidder Amount Total
caiman $105 $105
$105
Item Sold Amount Date
I8459223 1 $105 Oct 2, 2022
I8404819 1 $115 Aug 28, 2022
I8366368 1 $120 Aug 7, 2022
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RATINGS

98Jeb Dunnuck

...stunning notes of creme de cassis, caramelized black cherries, graphite, crushed rocks, and candied violets. Deep, massively concentrated and powerful, yet with considerable elegance, fine tannins, and outstanding length, it’s a magical wine...

97The Wine Advocate

...bold notes of crushed black cherries, baked plums and boysenberries plus wafts of licorice, smoked meats and cracked black pepper with a hint of tree bark. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers wonderfully concentrated, crunchy black fruits and racy acidity to balance with firm, ripe, rounded tannins and a very long, very minerally finish.

97Wine Spectator

...laden with cassis and warmed plum compote notes, infused liberally with violet and anise accents. Gains depth and richness with air, yet maintains a racy edge due to its mouthwatering acidity and perfectly embedded chalky spine on the finish...

96James Suckling

...lots of currant, mushroom, tobacco and bark character. It delivers a full-bodied palate impression with lots of ripe, silky tannins...

93-96Vinous / IWC

... Crème de cassis, inky purplish fruit, licorice, lavender and sweet spice...gorgeous freshness and aromatic lift. Hints of jasmine, mint and lavender add attractive top notes to this undeniably racy, sexy Saint-Émilion.

92Wine Enthusiast

...great structure as well as solid black fruits. It is a rich wine, its juiciness balancing the spicy, smoky, licorice edge.

#93 of 2020Wine Spectator Top 100

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.