2018 Chateau Pavie Decesse St. Emilion

$129.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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A small property of only 3.5 hectares which produces opulent wines with rich soft texture and a fresh minerality. Reviewers gushed over this wine. 
“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. –JB 
Due to the limited volume of wine produced by this Chateau this year there is a limit of 3 bottles per customer. This is a futures offer, wine will not be available to ship until Fall 2021.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe
Total Varietal Composition %:
90% Merlot 10% Cabenet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1039194
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Jeb Dunnuck

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.

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James Suckling

Powerful young red with blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, very strong and concentrated with great length and minerality at the end. Finesse with power.

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Wine Advocate

Grapes for this wine come from the plateau and were harvested October 3 with yields of 32 hectoliters per hectare. Composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc with a pH of 3.57 and 14.52% alcohol, the 2018 Pavie Decesse is deep purple-black in color and strides confidently out of the glass with a very serious nose of crushed blackberries, warm black plums, mulberries and cassis plus touches of camphor, lavender, black olives and crushed rocks with a waft of woodsmoke. Full-bodied and laden with taut, muscular black fruit and loads of mineral accents, it has a firm structure of super ripe, finely grained tannins and amazing freshness, finishing very long and very layered.

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Wine Spectator

Well-endowed, with creamed boysenberry, fig and loganberry flavors, this is a step ahead of the pack. As lush as the fruit is, this shows admirable grip and some flashy spice and toast notes filling in throughout. A head-turner in the making