Chateau Pavie Decesse 2001

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Price: $105.00
Item No. 76532
  • RP95
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • RP94
  • JS94
  • WS93
  • 2008
  • RP96
  • WS92
  • ST92
  • 2007
  • RP93
  • ST92
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Winemaker's Notes

A Grand Cru Bordeaux, from Gerard Perse - wonderfully rich "modern styled" Bordeaux.

A dense ruby-black colour. The first nose develops aromas of candied red fruit and toasting notes, while the second is almost exotic. The attack in the mouth is lively with tight tannins, however the red fruit comes through and adds roundness to the wine. Excellent aromatic complexity (coffee, chocolate, liquorice, plum jam) and powerful tannins, revealing a wine with very long ageing potential. As one illustrious taster has said, "this elixir charms both the palate and the intellect".

90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

"This 23-acre vineyard, acquired by Gerard and Chantal Perse in 1997, is situated on the south-facing limestone plateau above Chateau Pavie. This blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc (from vines averaging 41 years of age) was cropped at a meager 30 hectoliters per hectare. After a five week maceration, the wine was aged 18 months in 100% new oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered (as are all the Perse wines). An inky/ruby/purple color is accompanied by rich aromas of Asian spices, soy, black truffles, licorice, espresso, and intense cherry and blackberry fruit. It displays great intensity, medium to full body, low acidity, and high tannin. This beauty is not far off the pace of the blockbuster 2000. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018."
-Wine Advocate

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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