HDH Wine

2016 Château Pavie-Decesse

St-Emilion, grand cru classé

$129.00 per Bottle


2 Bottles




"Amazing, pure cherries, plums and flowers, as well as crushed stones. It jumps out of the glass. Full body, powerful tannins and a freshness and roundness to it. Lightly salty on the finish. Great structure with finesse. Try after 2024." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 99
Drink from: 2024

"Deep purple-black colored, the 2016 Pavie Decesse bursts boldly out of the glass with confident blackcurrant preserves, baked blackberries, baked plums and sandalwood notes with touches of Indian spices, mocha and lilacs plus touches of cedar chest and pencil lead. Big, concentrated and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, it has a truly impressive structure of very firm, finely grained tannins and racy freshness lifting all that densely packed fruit to a very long, multilayered finish. Wow!" Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 03/29/2019)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2020-2050

"The 2016 Pavie-Decesse pulses with energy, tension and pure class. Inky red and purplish berry fruit, pomegranate, chocolate, lavender and spice all run through this super-expressive Saint-Émilion. Dark and unctuous in the glass, but also very much medium in body, the 2016 is super refined and elegant. Silky tannins, pulsing, saline minerality and a sense of vibrancy all add to the wine's considerable appeal. The 2016 is a wine of exceptional finesse, class and sensuality. More importantly, it is absolutely memorable." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2026-2046

"Warm and alluring in feel, with black tea, ganache and steeped plum and fig fruit flavors cruising through, picking up tobacco and dark earth notes on the rumbling finish. There's lots here, and this should gain a bit of nuance with cellaring. Best from 2022 through 2038. 667 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2022-2038

"The 2016 Pavie Decesse, matured in 100% new oak for 24 months, has a glorious bouquet of well-defined kirsch, blueberry, crème de cassis, dark chocolate and crushed violet aromas that explode from the glass. There’s no holding back here. The palate is medium-bodied and quite pure, offering sappy black fruit, a fine bead of acidity and a touch of spice toward a satiny finish that lingers in the mouth. Very promising." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 94+
Drink from: 2024-2060

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