2000 Château Pavie Decesse St. Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


2000 Château Pavie Decesse  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

This is drinking beautifully today. Popped and poured, it took maybe 20 minutes before all the flowers, licorice, black cherry, cocoa and plums made their presence known. Rich, full-bodied, opulent and lush, the wine finishes with sweet black and red fruits, crushed rocks and licorice. This should drink well for at least another 12-15 years with ease. 95 Points

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Coffee, spice, licorice and fresh, sweet, ripe jammy plums, cocoa and stone open to plush, opulent layers of polished berries, sexy textures and a long, hedonistic finish. Drink this now, or wait, it’s a fabulous wine. 95 Points

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Filled with licorice, smoke, fresh blackberry jam, black cherry liqueur, truffle, stone and coffee bean scents, this rich, lush, sexy, polished St. Emilion wine ends with layers of ripe, opulent, black cherry, plum and dark chocolate. This is starting to drink well. Enjoy it now, or let it improve for another 3-5 years. 95 Points

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Supple, rich, round, ripe, opulent and if that wasn't enough, pure silk. Fresh flowers, chocolate covered berries, anise and hints of blue fruit filled the glass. The decadent mouth feel was worth the price of admission. Still young, this elegant Bordeaux wine will only get better. 95 Points

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Inky black in color. After a light swirl, the nose went boom! An explosion of liqueur of blackberry, accompanied by minerals, plums, flowers, black cherry and fennel are exciting to smell. Incredible concentration, depth and body. This wine is very rich. Decadent in style is the perfect descriptor. This is a definitely bottled sex. 97 Points

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Coffee, licorice, boysenberry, smoke and mocha make up the flamboyant perfume. Thick, rich, full bodiedm, packed and stacked with luscious fruit. Ripe, opulent, fleshy boysenberry, blackberry and dark cherry flavors coat your mouth. Very intense, long, silky finish. 96 Points

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When to Drink Chateau Pavie Decease, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Pavie Decesse is much better with at least 10-12 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours or more.

This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Pavie Decesse offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-30 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Pavie Decesse with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Pavie Decesse is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Pavie Decesse is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Pavie Decesse is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.