2002 Château Pavie Decesse Saint-Emilion
A Grand Cru Bordeaux, from Gerard Perse - wonderfully rich "modern styled" Bordeaux. A dense ruby-black colour. The first nose develops aromas of candied red fruit and toasting notes, while the second is almost exotic. The attack in the mouth is lively with tight tannins, however the red fruit comes through and adds roundness to the wine. Excellent aromatic complexity (coffee, chocolate, liquorice, plum jam) and powerful tannins, revealing a wine with very long ageing potential. As one illustrio...
International Wine CellarDeep ruby-red. Dark raspberry and black cherry aromas, lifted by minerals. Very suave on entry, then minerally and gripping in the middle, with a restrained sweetness and excellent flavor definition. This came across as less opulent than the 2002 Monbousquet tasted alongside it but more minerally and detailed. Finishes with impressive tannic spine and a note of licorice. Has the backbone to reward eight to ten years of patience. Very strong for the vintage.