ITEM 65072

2000 Chateau Pavie Decesse Saint Emilion

$179.98

In stock

2

Wine Rating:

96WA 94WS 93ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2000

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint emilion

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96 points

Gerard Perse?s 2000 Pavie Decesse, a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from a vineyard situated above Pavie, on the steep limestone hillsides outside the walled town of St.-Emilion, is a fabulous effort (all the Perse wines are stunning in this vintage). Notes of camphor, creme de cassis, violets, black currants, cedar, and licorice jump from the glass of this inky/purple-hued offering. Monumental richness, sensational sweet tannin, a skyscraper-like mid-palate, and a 45+-second finish result in an extraordinary wine that is just reaching its plateau of full maturity. It should last for another 20-25 years.

Review Date: 6/1/10

Wine Spectator: 94 points

Extremely ripe, almost raisiny, with lots of Indian spices and prunes that turn to tar. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and velvety tannins that emphasize the richness of the year and the class of the soil. Best after 2009. 2,080 cases made. ?JS

Review Date: 7/1/03

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 93 points

Bright, deep ruby. Explosive aroma of roasted black cherry. Dense, highly concentrated and deep, with penetrating, palate-saturating flavors of blackberry and black cherry framed by firm underlying minerality. A wine of great force despite its major ripeness, there's also a cool, medicinal aspect that's utterly refreshing. Finishes with big, broad tannins and outstanding length.

Review Date: 5/1/03