2010 Pavie-Decesse Bordeaux Blend
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2010 Pavie-Decesse Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 97
  • RP 96
  • JS
  • NM 95
  • WS 94

Reviews for 2010 Pavie-Decesse Bordeaux Blend

JS 97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
This is fascinating with a nutty, dried herb, spices, berry and hints of toasted character. Full body, with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. This has a wonderful density of fruit and length. Amazing. Try in 2020.
RP 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
A Blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, with 14.5% natural alcohol, the higher percentage of Merlot in this wine than in the Pavie gives it a stunning opulence, thickness and luxuriousness. Opaque purple, with notes... A Blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, with 14.5% natural alcohol, the higher percentage of Merlot in this wine than in the Pavie gives it a stunning opulence, thickness and luxuriousness. Opaque purple, with notes of mulberry and kirsch liqueur leaning toward blacker fruits, subtle smoked meats and some lead pencil and vanillin, this is another brawny, full-bodied, yet remarkably precise and fresh style of wine despite its sensational extract and power. Give it 5-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30-40 years. - Robert Parker
JS
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2011
90% merlot 10% cabernet franc. Produced from a tiny 3.65 hectare vineyard situated on the limestone plateau with vines at an average 48 years of age. Hand-harvested beginning on Oct. 16th and yields were only 24 hls/ha... 90% merlot 10% cabernet franc. Produced from a tiny 3.65 hectare vineyard situated on the limestone plateau with vines at an average 48 years of age. Hand-harvested beginning on Oct. 16th and yields were only 24 hls/ha. Aged in 80% new French oak and 20% one-year-old barrels. Alcohol 14.5%. Ripe blueberry and blackberry are the primary fruit components on the nose leading to a sweet perfume. With more fruit and plenty of spice namely cinnamon on the palate the flavor profile is complemented by a chalky minerality. Full bodied but not heavy the tannins are well concealed by the wine's richness and structure and lead to a long focused finish. This will easily last 20 years.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc compared to the Monbousquet there is just a slight jamminess on the nose that is denuding the Pavie-Decesse of a little freshness. The palate is full-bodied and dense... A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc compared to the Monbousquet there is just a slight jamminess on the nose that is denuding the Pavie-Decesse of a little freshness. The palate is full-bodied and dense extraordinarily powerful with masculine structure tannins and layers of black fruit. Good focus towards the finish this will need 15 years to reach its drinking plateau. Drink 2022-
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2013
Saturated dark ruby. High-toned aromas of cassis, black raspberry, bitter chocolate and crushed-rock minerality. Layered and powerful on the palate, but with highly concentrated cassis, black raspberry and dark chocolate... Saturated dark ruby. High-toned aromas of cassis, black raspberry, bitter chocolate and crushed-rock minerality. Layered and powerful on the palate, but with highly concentrated cassis, black raspberry and dark chocolate flavors energized by pungent chalky minerality and strong acidity. One feels the 15% alcohol in the wine's sheer size and chewy texture but the impressively long finish shows more tangy energy than heat. Needs five or six years of patience, but this comes across as considerably less tanninc and forbidding than the Pavie.