chateau pavie decesse grand cru classe, saint-emilion grand cru 2020
JAMES SUCKLING
97
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

2020 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

JAMES SUCKLING
97

James Suckling

A tight, pinpointed Pavie Decesse with a medium to full body and racy tannins that are vertical and deep. Takes you down the palate. Chewy. Chalky tannins.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2020 Pavie Decesse is a blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, aging in French oak barrels, 80% new. It has an alcohol of 14.81% and a pH of 3.52. Deep purple-black colored, notions of baked blackberries, preserved plums and black cherry compote come barreling out of the glass, followed by suggestions of dark chocolate, licorice and Indian spices, with a fragrant hint of lavender. The medium to full-bodied palate is jam-packed with rich, spicy black fruits, supported by firm yet beautifully plush tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long with lots of emerging earthy nuances.