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Pavie-Decesse 2018, 0.75L

Region: St. Emilion, Bordeaux France
Varietal: Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon
Score: 96-98WA
Review: "Grapes for this wine come from the plateau and were harvested October 3 with yields of 32 hectoliters per hectare. Composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc with a pH of 3.57 and 14.52% alcohol, the 2018 Pavie Decesse is deep purple-black in color and strides confidently out of the glass with a very serious nose of crushed blackberries, warm black plums, mulberries and cassis plus touches of camphor, lavender, black olives and crushed rocks with a waft of woodsmoke. Full-bodied and laden with taut, muscular black fruit and loads of mineral accents, it has a firm structure of super ripe, finely grained tannins and amazing freshness, finishing very long and very layered."

Staff Notes:

Wine Advocate: 96-98

James Suckling: 97-98

Wine Spectator: 95-98

Jeff Leve: 95-97

Decanter: 94

Antonio Galloni: 92-95

[Bordeaux Future: Earliest Anticipated Arrival, Fall 2021.]

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