Chateau Pavie Decesse 2004

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Price: $119.00
Item No. 100751
  • RP94
  • WS91
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • RP94
  • JS94
  • WS93
  • 2008
  • RP96
  • WS92
  • ST92
  • 2007
  • RP93
  • ST92
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Winemaker's Notes

A full-bodied wine. Pavie Decesse is also quite complex with good tannic structure and excellent ageing potential, typical of the finest wines from the Saint-Emilion plateau.

Critical Acclaim

"This small estate owned by Chantal and Gerard Perse (9 plus acres planted with 43-year-old vines) is composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. In 2004, yields were a low 28-30 hectoliters per hectare, resulting in 400 cases being produced. The dense ruby/purple-colored 2004 offers smoky creme de cassis, kirsch liqueur, crushed rock, and spring flower aromas. Opulent, flamboyant, rich, dense, and lavishly endowed, it possesses enough fruit and glycerin to nearly conceal its elevated tannin. This wine should be at its finest between 2012-2025. "
94 Points

"Shows bright, vivid aromas of crushed ripe strawberry, with hints of flowers. Medium- to full-bodied, with very fine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Refined. Best after 2012. 600 cases made."
91 Points

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Learn About Chateau Pavie Decesse

Chateau Pavie Decesse belongs to Gerard Perse, a man whose dogmatic pursuit of modern style Bordeaux wine, borrowing techniques advocated by the garagiste estates but on a larger scale, having entered the region in 1993 when he acquired Chateau Monbousquet. Although Chateau Pavie remains his flagship estate, Chateau Pavie Decesse was actually purchased one year earlier in 1997, in...

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Learn About St-Emilion

(saint eh-meel-YOHN) Medieval Village, Modern Wine A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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