Château Pavie Decesse Saint Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

9.64 ratings on Delectable
$219

Pavie Decesse, a much smaller vineyard (9 acres) than Pavie, produces just over 400 cases of wine. The vines average 45+ years of age, and the blend contains no Cabernet Sauvignon and much less Cabernet Franc than Pavie. Yields are similar for the two estates, but Pavie Decesse exhibits more espresso, chocolate, and caramelized Merlot-like flavors, and reveals a certain freshness and precision because of its exquisite limestone-based terroir. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the blockbuster 2005 Pavie Decesse boasts an inky/purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blackberries, blueberries, and a super-concentrated cranberry-like note. Its well-integrated toasty oak component is more noticeable than in the Pavie. Exceptionally concentrated, powerful, and long, it is meant for long-term aging in spite of the high percentage of Merlot... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

yan ho

with ho family at sonoma 4.30.16

with ho family at sonoma 4.30.16

9.5

david goldfarb

Bold earthiness comes through later in evening

Bold earthiness comes through later in evening

9.7

Rich McMahon

Great bottle

Great bottle

9.7