2008 Pavie-Decesse Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WA 94
  • WS 92

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
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+
WS 92
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.
JJB 94
JJ Buckley, April 2009
90% Merlot; 10% Cabernet Franc - 70% new oak and 30% one year used barrels. 30hls/ha yields from 48 year old vines on a plateau next to and just under Chateau Pavie and above and adjacent to Pavie Macquin and across the... 90% Merlot; 10% Cabernet Franc - 70% new oak and 30% one year used barrels. 30hls/ha yields from 48 year old vines on a plateau next to and just under Chateau Pavie and above and adjacent to Pavie Macquin and across the small valley from Ausone. Black vibrant purple core with fuchsia rim. Such a pretty nose of crushed flowers rose petal and sweet ripe black fruits including blackberry (mure) liquor and cassis de Dijon are persistent and precise. Secondary nose of crushed rocks anise and fresh pavement adds complexity. The entry on the palate is dense and precise showing off ripe polished fruit that expands nicely on the lush mid-palate. One of the top Right Bank releases year after year.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2008