Vin-X hosts cricket legend David Gower at Chateau Pavie ahead of their 2017 vintage release

CHATEAU PAVIE 2017. Critic’s Score: 97 – 99 Lisa Perotti-Brown MW

Vin-X recently hosted David Gower at Chateau Pavie in St Emilion where the latest vintage offering was tasted alongside 100 point greats.

One of St Emilion’s top four Classe A wines, Chateau Pavie enjoys an enviable reputation and probably the best terroir of the region. The significant investment made into the estate by owners, Gerard and Chantal Perse, is now reaping rewards and they have their focus firmly set on achieving similar brand profile and valuations for their wines as the original St Emilion class leaders; Ausone and Cheval Blanc.

Chateau Pavie consistently achieves high quality scores year on year and prices for this powerhouse Right Bank wine have risen significantly since its reclassification in 2012 to join Cheval Blanc and Ausone in the St Emilion top tier with Chateau Angelus.

With the latest vintage release, Chateau Pavie has clearly produced one of the best wines of 2017 with an average critics’ score rated only one point behind First Growth Latour’s, which achieved the highest average 2017 vintage score of 98 – 99.

Vin-X’s Bordeaux-based Director, Renaud Ruer, recently organised a wine tasting at Chateau Pavie for a small party including former England Cricketer and Sky commentator David Gower, who is also well-known for his love of wine. The Chateau Pavie team, led by Philippe Develay created a fabulous experience including tour of the superb Chateau and extraordinary vineyard. Wines tasted included Pavie 2000. 2005, 2010, 2015 and the latest vintage – 2017, a truly outstanding experience. Lunch at the Michelin starred Hostellerie La Plaisance in St Emilion town, also owned by Gerard and Chantal Perse, owners of Chateau Pavie, completed the perfect Bordeaux visit. For more information on Vin-X events and wine tastings in Bordeaux please contact us on 0203 384 2261.

Our latest Market Report provides a summary of the key critics’ view of the 2017 vintage, which has overall been graded as a Mid-Vintage in terms of quality. In general they liken 2017 in quality as most similar to 2014, a ‘mixed bag’ of a vintage with some very good highly scored wines but no 100 pointers. The report also reviews the Bordeaux en primeur system as it currently stands and updates on current market trends and performance compared to financial markets and gold.


Chateau Pavie 2017  provides the perfect opportunity to enhance your fine wine portfolio with a well scored Mid Vintage wine with excellent credentials, or start a vertical with this top Right Bank wine.

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