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This property was purchased in 1998 by Gérard Perse who also owns PAVIE DECESSE and MONBOUSQUET. Quality was formerly variable but substantial investment in the cellars is bringing greater consistency. However, the Perse wines and particularly Pavie have become the most controversial of the new wave of late-harvested and highly extracted reds which focus on opulence and concentration perhaps more than elegance or purity. Achieving a balance of the two is what marks the greatest of the new wave. Pavie is increasingly very late harvested and more akin to a full-blown Napa red than a classical Saint-Emilion of the old school. If you are a fan of rich and concentrated reds with massive extract and not inconsiderable alcohol then this will appeal, otherwise you may prefer to look elsewhere. There is no doubting the commitment to quality, with a modern and sophisticated approach to vinification and minimal handling in the cellars. Prior to 1998 the wines were adequate at best with only the earlier vintages of 1990, 89, 86 and 82 being of real note.

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Area under vines: 37 hectares
Soils: clay-limestone
Average age of the vines: 43 years
Production: 8000 cases a year
Ageing: 18 to 24 months in new barrels
Grape varieties:
  • Merlot 60%
  • Cabernet Franc 30%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

Second wine: Aromes de Pavie
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Saint Emilion, France
Type Wine
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A
Les Aromes de Pavie Saint Emilion
Type Wine
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 2009
12x75cl - 4 case(s)
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 2009
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 2009
1x75cl - 3 case(s)
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 1994
1x75cl - 1 case(s)
Type Wine
Type Wine
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 2017
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 2016
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 2015
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 2005
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 2009
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 2010
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 2000
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 2003
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 2012
Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A - 2014
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