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Esprit de Pavie Bordeaux 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

2009 vintage red Merlot/Cab Franc Wine by Pavie from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Pavie, Société Civile Agricole du Chateau:
The history of Pavie Decesse is inseparable from that of Pavie, and vines were first planted here in the 4th century. Located on Saint-Emilion's limestone plateau, Pavie Decesse was part of Pavie itsefl until the late 19th century when Ferdinand Bouffard, owner of Pavie since 1885, decided to consolidate several plots of Pavie to form a separate estate. At the end of the First World War, Fer... Read more
The history of Pavie Decesse is inseparable from that of Pavie, and vines were first planted here in the 4th century. Located on Saint-Emilion's limestone plateau, Pavie Decesse was part of Pavie itsefl until the late 19th century when Ferdinand Bouffard, owner of Pavie since 1885, decided to consolidate several plots of Pavie to form a separate estate. At the end of the First World War, Ferdinand Bouffard sold the vineyard to Monsieur Marzelle, who was the owner when the chateu was given Grand Cru Classe status in the first classification of Saint-Emilion estate in 1954. After M. Marzelle's death in 1970, Jean-Paul Valette, who already owned Chateu Pavie, was entrusted with managing Pavie Decesse, which he purchased in 1990. The estate was purchased by Gerard Perse in 1997. Read less

External Reviews for Esprit de Pavie Bordeaux

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
06/30/2010

Acquired by Chantal and Gérard Perse in March 1998, Château Pavie has one of the finest terroirs and largest v ineyards of al l the Premiers Grands Crus Classés in Saint Emilion. The cellar features twenty temperature- controlled vats, which means that grapes from each separate plot can be separately fermented in order to fine tune the final blend. The ageing cellar is the most audacious and modern in all Bordeaux. Château Pavie is a wine with a marvellous structure and enormous elegance. It is produced from very low yields, 30 hectolitres per hectare, perfectly adapted to the terroir


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

" It displays enormous creme de cassis and boysenberry fruit with some cherries


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

with loads of minerality


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

and crushed rock in the background. It is intense


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

massive power


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

huge extraction


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

It displays enormous creme de cassis and boysenberry fruit with some cherries, spice box, and crushed rock in the background. It is intense, with loads of minerality, huge extraction, massive power, yet again, the vintage character seems to have given it a freshness and vibrancy despite the wine's obvious viscosity. The minimum patience required is at least a decade, as this is another 40-year wine from Gerard Perse. (Tasted five times.)


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