Pavie-Decesse

Chateau Pavie-Decesse is situated above Chateau Pavie, with a stunning view of the Dordogne valley. This small St. Emilion estate was bought by Gerard Perse in 1997 and is part of his revolution. He slashed yields and revamped the cellars. The wine is richer, denser and more powerful. It benefits from at least seven years ageing.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Pavie Decesse 2006 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,583.74
2006

Pavie Decesse 2006 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

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+.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,583.74
Pavie Decesse 2007 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,385.74
2007

Pavie Decesse 2007 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

Gerard Perse’s tiny vineyard was cropped at 26 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend was 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc (14.5% alcohol). It boasts great intensity, a dense purple color, and beautiful aromas of sweet mulberries, black cherries, cedar, crushed rocks, and white chocolate as well as a chalky character (which gives the wine superb minerality). The wine is expansively flavored, and the tannins are remarkably sweet and well-integrated. An atypical blockbuster for the 2007 vintage, it should drink beautifully for 15-20 years.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,385.74
Pavie Decesse 2008 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,260.94
2008

Pavie Decesse 2008 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

Another top-notch effort, the 2008 is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc produced from yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare. It reached 14% natural alcohol, no doubt because of the extremely late harvest. A deep purple color is accompanied by massive notes of blackberries, incense, fruitcake, camphor and toasty oak intermixed with a crushed chalk-like minerality (a hallmark of this vineyard). The wine has softened considerably in bottle, and while it seems more structured than the 2010, it reveals a degree of accessibility. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,260.94
Pavie Decesse 2009 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,657.74
2009

Pavie Decesse 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Bottled the week of January 16 (a week before I tasted it), the 2009 Pavie Decesse (from a tiny 9-acre vineyard on the limestone slopes above Pavie) is an uncommonly fat, succulent, rich, 1,000-case cuvee with 14.3% alcohol. It boasts an inky/blue/purple hue along with notes of incense, spring flowers, roasted espresso, chocolate, licorice, blackberries and blueberries. Even though it is aged in 100% oak, the wood is virtually non-existent. An inky blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine exhibits a flawless integration of acidity, alcohol and tannin. This opulent, viscous, thick, juicy St.-Emilion will be accessible in 5-7 years and last for three decades.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,657.74
Pavie Decesse 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,009.67
2010

Pavie Decesse 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

A Blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, with 14.5% natural alcohol, the higher percentage of Merlot in this wine than in the Pavie gives it a stunning opulence, thickness and luxuriousness. Opaque purple, with notes of mulberry and kirsch liqueur leaning toward blacker fruits, subtle smoked meats and some lead pencil and vanillin, this is another brawny, full-bodied, yet remarkably precise and fresh style of wine despite its sensational extract and power. Give it 5-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30-40 years.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,009.67
Pavie Decesse 2011 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £641.27
2011

Pavie Decesse 2011 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

This well-known estate situated on the limestone hillside above Pavie is produced from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Another brilliant offering from the Perse family, the dense opaque purple-colored 2011 reveals plenty of floral notes intermixed with super-concentrated cassis and kirsch. The chalky limestone soils provide minerality to this full-bodied, powerful, concentrated St.-Emilion. Some tannins are noticeable, but they are sweet. This 2011 should be drinkable in 3-4 years and last for 15-20.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £641.27
Pavie Decesse 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £703.67
2012

Pavie Decesse 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95+)

From Chantal and Gérard Perse, this St.-Emilion is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. It is interesting that the small vineyard of 8.5 acres (which I have walked) sits above Pavie on a steep, pure limestone outcrop. This is the quintessential limestone-based wine, with a liquor of powdered chalk mixed with cassis and blackberry. Very concentrated (almost painfully so), this highly extracted, full-bodied, massive, rich and powerful wine needs cellaring. Everything is present for a great future. This is one of the superstars of the vintage. Unfortunately, production of Pavis Decesse is minuscule, as a large section of the vineyard was incorporated into Pavie. This wine, with its opaque purple color and great density and richness is a connoisseur’s dream. Forget it for 5-8 years and drink it over the following three decades.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 95+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £703.67
Pavie Decesse 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,342.07
2016

Pavie Decesse 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Amazing, pure cherries, plums and flowers, as well as crushed stones. It jumps out of the glass. Full body, powerful tannins and a freshness and roundness to it. Lightly salty on the finish. Great structure with finesse. Try after 2024.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,342.07
Pavie Decesse 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £698.87
2018

Pavie Decesse 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

All from the upper plateau and incredible limestone soils, the 2018 Château Pavie Decesse is a crazy good wine that's going to flirt with perfection. Black raspberries, cassis, crushed stone, exotic flowers, and an incredible salinity all give way to a full-bodied, concentrated yet elegant wine that just glides over the palate. Made from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, it’s going to require 4-6 years of bottle age, but it’s one of the great wines of the vintage.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £698.87
Pavie Decesse 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £613.67
2020

Pavie Decesse 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-98)

A blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Château Pavie Decesse comes from the upper plateau, just above Château Pavie, and the soils here are more limestone based, with just a thin layer of clay over the bedrock, which tends to produce a more elegant, ethereal wine. Nevertheless, this brings serious richness and depth as well as full-bodied aromas and flavors of black cherries, currants, bouquet garni, crushed violets, and chalky minerality. Just stunning in every way, it has an expansive texture, the classic purity and elegance this cuvée always shows, and a monster of a finish.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 8 96-98 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £613.67
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Pavie Decesse 2006 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £1,293.00
2006

Pavie Decesse 2006 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

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+.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,293.00
Pavie Decesse 2007 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £1,128.00
2007

Pavie Decesse 2007 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

Gerard Perse’s tiny vineyard was cropped at 26 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend was 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc (14.5% alcohol). It boasts great intensity, a dense purple color, and beautiful aromas of sweet mulberries, black cherries, cedar, crushed rocks, and white chocolate as well as a chalky character (which gives the wine superb minerality). The wine is expansively flavored, and the tannins are remarkably sweet and well-integrated. An atypical blockbuster for the 2007 vintage, it should drink beautifully for 15-20 years.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,128.00
Pavie Decesse 2008 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £1,024.00
2008

Pavie Decesse 2008 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

Another top-notch effort, the 2008 is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc produced from yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare. It reached 14% natural alcohol, no doubt because of the extremely late harvest. A deep purple color is accompanied by massive notes of blackberries, incense, fruitcake, camphor and toasty oak intermixed with a crushed chalk-like minerality (a hallmark of this vineyard). The wine has softened considerably in bottle, and while it seems more structured than the 2010, it reveals a degree of accessibility. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,024.00
Pavie Decesse 2009 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £2,188.00
2009

Pavie Decesse 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Bottled the week of January 16 (a week before I tasted it), the 2009 Pavie Decesse (from a tiny 9-acre vineyard on the limestone slopes above Pavie) is an uncommonly fat, succulent, rich, 1,000-case cuvee with 14.3% alcohol. It boasts an inky/blue/purple hue along with notes of incense, spring flowers, roasted espresso, chocolate, licorice, blackberries and blueberries. Even though it is aged in 100% oak, the wood is virtually non-existent. An inky blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine exhibits a flawless integration of acidity, alcohol and tannin. This opulent, viscous, thick, juicy St.-Emilion will be accessible in 5-7 years and last for three decades.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,188.00
Pavie Decesse 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £828.00
2010

Pavie Decesse 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

A Blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, with 14.5% natural alcohol, the higher percentage of Merlot in this wine than in the Pavie gives it a stunning opulence, thickness and luxuriousness. Opaque purple, with notes of mulberry and kirsch liqueur leaning toward blacker fruits, subtle smoked meats and some lead pencil and vanillin, this is another brawny, full-bodied, yet remarkably precise and fresh style of wine despite its sensational extract and power. Give it 5-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30-40 years.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £828.00
Pavie Decesse 2011 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £521.00
2011

Pavie Decesse 2011 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

This well-known estate situated on the limestone hillside above Pavie is produced from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Another brilliant offering from the Perse family, the dense opaque purple-colored 2011 reveals plenty of floral notes intermixed with super-concentrated cassis and kirsch. The chalky limestone soils provide minerality to this full-bodied, powerful, concentrated St.-Emilion. Some tannins are noticeable, but they are sweet. This 2011 should be drinkable in 3-4 years and last for 15-20.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £521.00
Pavie Decesse 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £573.00
2012

Pavie Decesse 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95+)

From Chantal and Gérard Perse, this St.-Emilion is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. It is interesting that the small vineyard of 8.5 acres (which I have walked) sits above Pavie on a steep, pure limestone outcrop. This is the quintessential limestone-based wine, with a liquor of powdered chalk mixed with cassis and blackberry. Very concentrated (almost painfully so), this highly extracted, full-bodied, massive, rich and powerful wine needs cellaring. Everything is present for a great future. This is one of the superstars of the vintage. Unfortunately, production of Pavis Decesse is minuscule, as a large section of the vineyard was incorporated into Pavie. This wine, with its opaque purple color and great density and richness is a connoisseur’s dream. Forget it for 5-8 years and drink it over the following three decades.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 95+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £573.00
Pavie Decesse 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,105.00
2016

Pavie Decesse 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Amazing, pure cherries, plums and flowers, as well as crushed stones. It jumps out of the glass. Full body, powerful tannins and a freshness and roundness to it. Lightly salty on the finish. Great structure with finesse. Try after 2024.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,105.00
Pavie Decesse 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £569.00
2018

Pavie Decesse 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

All from the upper plateau and incredible limestone soils, the 2018 Château Pavie Decesse is a crazy good wine that's going to flirt with perfection. Black raspberries, cassis, crushed stone, exotic flowers, and an incredible salinity all give way to a full-bodied, concentrated yet elegant wine that just glides over the palate. Made from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, it’s going to require 4-6 years of bottle age, but it’s one of the great wines of the vintage.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £569.00
Pavie Decesse 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £498.00
2020

Pavie Decesse 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-98)

A blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Château Pavie Decesse comes from the upper plateau, just above Château Pavie, and the soils here are more limestone based, with just a thin layer of clay over the bedrock, which tends to produce a more elegant, ethereal wine. Nevertheless, this brings serious richness and depth as well as full-bodied aromas and flavors of black cherries, currants, bouquet garni, crushed violets, and chalky minerality. Just stunning in every way, it has an expansive texture, the classic purity and elegance this cuvée always shows, and a monster of a finish.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 8 96-98 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £498.00

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