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2008 Pavie-Decesse Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • RP 94
  • JS 94
  • IWC 92
  • WS 92
  • NM 90

Reviews for 2008 Pavie-Decesse Bordeaux Blend

RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
94+ Another top-notch effort the 2008 is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc produced from yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare. It reached 14% natural alcohol no doubt because of the extremely late harvest. A... 94+ Another top-notch effort the 2008 is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc produced from yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare. It reached 14% natural alcohol no doubt because of the extremely late harvest. A deep purple color is accompanied by massive notes of blackberries incense fruitcake camphor and toasty oak intermixed with a crushed chalk-like minerality (a hallmark of this vineyard). The wine has softened considerably in bottle and while it seems more structured than the 2010 it reveals a degree of accessibility. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. - Robert Parker
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
Lovely fruit with chocolate and berries and raspberries. Full and round fine silky and elegant. Very fresh and long. Beautiful. I like the freshness. Try it in four to five years.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Saturated medium ruby. Blackberry, licorice, violet and graphite on the nose; became more liqueur-like and exotic with air. Dense, chewy and sweet, with highly concentrated flavors of dark berries, violet and minerals. ... Saturated medium ruby. Blackberry, licorice, violet and graphite on the nose; became more liqueur-like and exotic with air. Dense, chewy and sweet, with highly concentrated flavors of dark berries, violet and minerals. At once lush and gripping, and not at all overly exotic. Finishes very long, with a major load of tannins that will require at least six to eight years of cellaring.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2010
This is exotic and ambitious with tiers of anise violet roasted fig melted licorice and racy graphite offset by lush spice and blackberry confiture notes. The powerful finish lets everything play out with excellent... This is exotic and ambitious with tiers of anise violet roasted fig melted licorice and racy graphite offset by lush spice and blackberry confiture notes. The powerful finish lets everything play out with excellent definition. Unabashedly modern. Best from 2013 through 2021.-J.M.
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. The Pavie-Decesse 2008 has a more introverted nose than its peers: baked cherry, liquorice, a touch of oyster shell and violets. It appears less exuberant and more... Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. The Pavie-Decesse 2008 has a more introverted nose than its peers: baked cherry, liquorice, a touch of oyster shell and violets. It appears less exuberant and more restrained compared to its primeur showing. The palate is full-bodied with grippy tannins that pucker the mouth. Dense, intense, overbearing perhaps? Massive finish although I believe it will gain more cohesion and mellow with cellaring.