7 Ratings
Chateau Pavie-Decesse Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) Pruned to six spurs, green harvesting, with an initial leaf thinning on the eastern side of the vines on late June and a second in mid-August in the western side. Hand picking and hand sorting of grapes. Pavie-Decesse is 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.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 94-96 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2004 Vintage) Red-ruby. Wild, expressive nose offers redcurrant, minerals, truffle and mocha. Supple, plump and tactile but with plenty of energy and shape thanks to the wine's mineral underpinning. This has real breadth and depth for the vintage. Finishes sexy and long, with broad, ripe tannins. I'd wait three or four years before starting on this one.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 140 on Apr-02
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/04
  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2010