2010 Chateau Pavie-Decesse (Case of Six)

Year: 2010
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93-96
Wine Advocate: 94-96
Vinous Media: 91-94
James Suckling: 95-96
Red Wine

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"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." (WS)

"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. " (WA)

"(90% merlot with 10% cabernet franc; 26 hectoliters per hectare; 14.5% alcohol) Inky-purple. Very ripe blackcurrant aromas lifted by perfumed notes of sage and bay leaf. Then much lighter and more refined on the palate than the ripe nose indicates, with good energy to its black fruit, licorice, tar and pepper flavors. The finish is quite tannic and long. This is impressive, but I prefer the 2009." (IWC)

"This is so bright and beautiful with lovely aromas of dark fruits and flowers. Full and silky yet fresh and bright. Complex.$$" (JS)