Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Château Pavie Decesse 2015

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Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Château Pavie Decesse 2015 is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc matured entirely in new oak. The nose is backward at first and needed much encouragement in the glass, eventually revealing black cherries, crème de cassis, blood orange and almost honeyed aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannin, a modest level of acidity, fine grained with a spicy finish that lingers with a peppery aftertaste. It is an assertive Pavie-Decesse, particularly at the end where it cannot compete with the 2015 Pavie in terms of clarity, but the components will come together with 4-5 years in bottle. Drink 2022-2045

Score: 93/95 Neal Martin

This shows a power and finesse at the same time with silky and refined tannins and a pretty finish. Such precision and length. Gorgeous, racy.

Score: 97/98 James Suckling

Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Château Pavie Decesse 2015

Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Château Pavie Decesse 2015 is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc matured entirely in new oak. The nose is backward at first and needed much encouragement in the glass, eventually revealing black cherries, crème de cassis, blood orange and almost honeyed aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannin, a modest level of acidity, fine grained with a spicy finish that lingers with a peppery aftertaste. It is an assertive Pavie-Decesse, particularly at the end where it cannot compete with the 2015 Pavie in terms of clarity, but the components will come together with 4-5 years in bottle. Drink 2022-2045

Score: 93/95 Neal Martin

Plums, berries, flowers, wet earth and rose petals. Full-bodied, deep and rich, especially on the center palate. Super silky tannins. Great length and texture. Goes on for minutes. Try in 2023.

Score: 98 James Suckling

The 2015 Pavie Decesse is aromatically lifted, precise and nuanced, and yet there is plenty of underlying richness. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, blood orange and exotic flowers are front and center. Silky tannins and expressive, floral notes make the Pavie-Decesse the most feminine among Gerard Perse’s three top Saint-Émilions, yet there is no shortage of intensity as well. The Pavie Decesse is unquestionably one of the most sexy, sensual wines of the vintage. This is pure class. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from 50+ year-old vines. Yields were just 18 hectoliters per hectare, the lowest of any of the Perse properties.

Score: 93/96 Antonio Galloni

Not yet bottled, the 2015 Château Pavie Decesse comes from a tiny 3.5-hectare parcel and is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc brought up in 90% new oak. It will be bottled at the same time as Château Pavie. Offering an inky, glass staining color and a huge nose of cassis, toasted spice, violets and spring flowers, it’s another massively concentrated, opulent, yet weightless, elegant wine from Gérard Perse. As with the Pavie release, it’s the purity of fruit, intensity, and balance that sets this beauty apart. Bravo!

Score: 95/97+ Jeb Dunnuck