2010 Pavie-Decesse Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 96
  • JS 96
  • WS 96
  • NM 95

Reviews for 2010 Pavie-Decesse Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Pavie Decesse's vineyard is currently 8.5 acres (it declined dramatically after part of the vineyard was incorporated into the larger Pavie estate as both are owned by Chantal and Gerard Perse). The vines are... 2010: Pavie Decesse's vineyard is currently 8.5 acres (it declined dramatically after part of the vineyard was incorporated into the larger Pavie estate as both are owned by Chantal and Gerard Perse). The vines are planted in decomposed limestone soils and yields in 2010 were only 24 hectoliters per hectare. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that achieved 14.5% natural alcohol (slightly higher than what Pavie reached no doubt because of the higher percentage of Merlot). Sweet berry fruit barbecue smoke and toasty oak aromas jump from the glass of this inky/purple-colored 2010. Softer and more restrained than previous vintages this is a beautiful full-bodied opulent stunningly pure rich wine that should be drinkable in 5-6 years and last for three decades.
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This is so bright and beautiful with lovely aromas of dark fruits and flowers. Full and silky yet fresh and bright. Complex.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Hedonist alert-dense fleshy layers of fig sauce warm cocoa dark currant confiture and exotic spice fill this red which also shows plenty of grip with a smoldering wood note on the back end. -J.M.
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-
JJB 96
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.