2008 Pavie Decesse, 12x750ml
Pavie Decesse 12x75cl
Availability: 3-4 weeks
Case size: 12 / Bottle size: 750ml
Critics Score: 94
Publication: Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Drinking Dates: 2016-2035
Another top-notch effort, the 2008 is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc produced from yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare. It reached 14% natural alcohol, no doubt because of the extremely late harvest. A deep purple color is accompanied by massive notes of blackberries, incense, fruitcake, camphor and toasty oak intermixed with a crushed chalk-like minerality (a hallmark of this vineyard). The wine has softened considerably in bottle, and while it seems more structured than the 2010, it reveals a degree of accessibility.