In celebration of Chateau Pavie’s upgraded classification to Grand cru classe A, the famous Saint Emilion estate, has revealed its gold label for its 2012 vintage, which was the year the Chateau was awarded this status.

Following in the footsteps of fellow Saint Emilion property Angelus which elevated to Grand cru classe A in 2012 last year also revealed its engraved gold bottle to celebrate.  The Chateaux have seen to be somewhat inseparable with identical release prices.

As a result Pavie saw a 27% increase in trading price for its back vintages which quite significantly outperformed the rest of the market. This led it to take the top spot on Liv-ex’s Fine Wine power 100 after the elevation.

In November 2012 Pavie was announced for the second year in a row to take the top spot on the Liv-ex power 100. This had particular significance since pre 2013 every wine to take the top spot had either been a DRC or a First Growth.

Chateau Pavie transformed its 2012 bottle giving the vintage even more significance. The altered bottle has seen to resemble the Mouton Rothschild 2000 bottle which marked the millennium year and is now seen as a collector’s item.