chateau pavie decesse grand cru classe, saint-emilion grand cru 2006
WINE SPECTATOR
91
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

2006 chateau pavie decesse grand cru classe, saint-emilion grand cru

Why We're Buying

Château Pavie-Decesse and Château Pavie have the same owners, but the wines remain as distinctive as ever. Why? The terroir. Château Pavie-Decesse sits on a limestone plateau mixed with clay and contains 90% merlot. The result is a Saint-Émilion grand cru classé wine that more than lives up to its classification.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
91

Wine Spectator

Shows very floral, almost exotic fruit on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with racy tannins and a long, silky finish. Pretty and focused. Best after 2012.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Planted in pure limestone above Gerard Perse’s other famous vineyard/terroir, Chateau Pavie, this 10-acre site’s vines average 47 years of age. Fashioned from remarkably low yields, this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc is a powerful, dense, tannic wine that will require considerable time to round into shape. It exhibits a dense purple color along with sweet aromas of mulberries, black currants, minerals, cold steel, graphite, and background spice. Full-bodied, highly-extracted, dense, and made in an unfashionably tannic, broodingly backward style, this is a wine for the ages. It requires 8-10 years of cellaring, and should last for 25-30+.