2012 Pavie-Decesse Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2012 Pavie-Decesse Bordeaux Blend
  • WA 95
  • VN 94
  • JL 94
  • WS 93
  • WE 93
  • JS 92

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Reg: $159.94

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In Stock: 10 btls
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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
(95+ points) 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...   (95+ points) 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.- RP  
VN 94
Vinous, January 2016
Radiant and sexy in the glass, the 2012 Pavie-Decesse is the most gracious of the three top wines in Gérard Perse's lineup. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, menthol and licorice are some of the notes that fused together in...   Radiant and sexy in the glass, the 2012 Pavie-Decesse is the most gracious of the three top wines in Gérard Perse's lineup. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, menthol and licorice are some of the notes that fused together in this beautifully focused, layered wine. Hints of violet and lavender add the closing shades of nuance. Silky tannins give the Pavie-Decesse plenty of early appeal, but there is also more than enough depth for the 2012 to drink well for a number of years. The 2012 is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, from vines that are 50 years old on average. -- Antonio Galloni  
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2013
(92-94 points) Licorice, spice, earth, plum, black cherry and stone notes are made more interesting by the soft, sexy, plush textures, polished tannins and the long, spicy, silky finish. Read more...   (92-94 points) Licorice, spice, earth, plum, black cherry and stone notes are made more interesting by the soft, sexy, plush textures, polished tannins and the long, spicy, silky finish. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2012&wine=Chateau%20Pavie%20Decesse  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, March 2012
Delivers expressive, ripe, flowing notes of raspberry coulis, plum sauce and warm fig that pick up anise, black tea and well-roasted apple wood flavors along the way. The flashy finish pumps along authoritatively, showing...   Delivers expressive, ripe, flowing notes of raspberry coulis, plum sauce and warm fig that pick up anise, black tea and well-roasted apple wood flavors along the way. The flashy finish pumps along authoritatively, showing integrated toast and a gorgeous echo of fruit. Best from 2018 through 2028. 350 cases made. — JM  
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, April 2013
92–94. Barrel sample. The diminutive neighbor of Château Pavie, Pavie Decesse's wine has its own, more mineral, tight character. It is complex but fruity, with blackberries supported by wood, acidity and dense texture...   92–94. Barrel sample. The diminutive neighbor of Château Pavie, Pavie Decesse's wine has its own, more mineral, tight character. It is complex but fruity, with blackberries supported by wood, acidity and dense texture. ROGER VOSS  
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, February 2015
This is really decadent with intense fruit as well as vanilla and coffee character. Full body, velvety tannin and a long finish. Layered and intense. Savory. Needs three or four years to come together.
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.15%