Chateau Pavie Decesse Saint Emilion 2012
“This is one of the superstars of the vintage...a connoisseurs dream…” -- Robert Parker
What a way to wake up on a Saturday!! Wow! World-class Grand Cru St. Emilion anyone?? With 95+ points and the same owners and winemaker as the we-can't-count-how-many-times-it-got-100-points Chateau Pavie? At the best price anyone anywhere has ever seen? Wow! We got the Bordeaux today, oh yes...but only a handful of cases!
Pavie-Decesse is Chateau Pavie’s tiny next-door neighbor in St. Emilion. While Chateau Pavie will easily run you $300-$500, it’s often the case that Pavie-Decesse is as sexy and plush as its older brother and such a joy to drink (and cellar for up to 10 years or so) that we bought as much as we could the moment we got the call (sadly, very little). Astounding deal.
A HUGE no-brainer for special occasion drinking and celebrating, as this is EVERYTHING you'd expect from Bordeaux at this level. Waves of aromas coming in right off the bat -- ultra-concentrated creme de cassis, blackberry liqueur, allspice, milk chocolate, licorice, crushed rock and woodsmoke....fantastic. Even for a baby like this, the tannins are polished, the texture is luxurious, rich and long, and the finish of this goes on forever, it seems. Will age a decade with ease, probably more!! A beautiful, classy wine at a price that is just unbeatable. BUT MOVE FAST! We will probably sell out in hours or less....!
Technical DetailsCountry: France
Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Varietal: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Aging/Cooperage: Fermented in 3 wooden temperature-controlled vats to keep different lots of wine separate in order to fine tune the final blend. The wine stays on the skins for 3 weeks. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Pavie-Decesse is fermented in new oak barrels for 18 to 24 months with racking every 3 months. Final blending takes place just before bottling, without fining or filtering.
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