2011 Pavie-Decesse Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WS 95
  • NM 94
  • WA 94
  • JS 93

Reviews for 2011 Pavie-Decesse Bordeaux Blend

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Very sleek and primal with mouthcoating boysenberry and plum sauce notes pushed by extra fig ganache and toasted spice. Long and velvety through the finish with a depth and mouthfeel that sets this apart. An impressive... Very sleek and primal with mouthcoating boysenberry and plum sauce notes pushed by extra fig ganache and toasted spice. Long and velvety through the finish with a depth and mouthfeel that sets this apart. An impressive effort.-J.M.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The 2011 Pavie Decesse is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc cropped at 26hl/ha at 14.3 degrees alcohol. It has an extremely ripe bouquet with macerated dark cherries fig a touch of fresh prune in the background... The 2011 Pavie Decesse is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc cropped at 26hl/ha at 14.3 degrees alcohol. It has an extremely ripe bouquet with macerated dark cherries fig a touch of fresh prune in the background and an intriguing oyster shell note. The palate is full-bodied with layers of ripe toasty black fruit with sufficient acidity to keep it balanced. It is fresh in the mouth has a firm grip but says "Come back after ten years." Huge persistency on the finish! Tasted April 2012.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
This well-known estate situated on the limestone hillside above Pavie is produced from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Another brilliant offering from the Perse family, the dense opaque purple-colored 2011... This well-known estate situated on the limestone hillside above Pavie is produced from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Another brilliant offering from the Perse family, the dense opaque purple-colored 2011 reveals plenty of floral notes intermixed with super-concentrated cassis and kirsch. The chalky limestone soils provide minerality to this full-bodied, powerful, concentrated St.-Emilion. Some tannins are noticeable, but they are sweet. This 2011 should be drinkable in 3-4 years and last for 15-20. 94+ - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
Wow. The smoky, berry, nut and ripe-fruit character is impressive in this wine. It’s full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a loads of oak on the finish. Some might find it too much, but it will come together with age. Try... Wow. The smoky, berry, nut and ripe-fruit character is impressive in this wine. It’s full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a loads of oak on the finish. Some might find it too much, but it will come together with age. Try in 2018.
JJB 94
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2012
Planted to 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc this smaller sibling property of Chateau Pavie encompasses 9.1 hectares on chalk-limestone soils. Average vine age is well over 40 years. Aged in 80% new oak. Opaque purple... Planted to 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc this smaller sibling property of Chateau Pavie encompasses 9.1 hectares on chalk-limestone soils. Average vine age is well over 40 years. Aged in 80% new oak. Opaque purple color. The bouquet is subtle at first with understated fruit and herb notes slowly opening to riper fruit aromas. The palate veers towards the riper end of the spectrum as shown by blackberry and Raisinet flavors. The backpalate is compact with some firm yet finely grained tannins. Wait five years for the tannins to meld and drink for the following decade or two. From the Gerard Perse portfolio. Drink 2017-2030. Tasted twice.