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2008 Pavie-Decesse Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA94
  • JS94
  • WS92
  • ST92

Reviews

WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
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... 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. 94+
JS94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
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.
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
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.
ST92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
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.

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