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Château Pavie Decesse

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2021
93
Chocolate, black cherries, smoke, licorice, flowers and cinnamon nuances work together creating the perfume. On the palate, the wine is equally vibrant and creamy with a finish that leaves you with chalky-textures, peppery, black cherries, blackberries, espresso and dark chocolate with a salty aftertaste. Give this a year or two in the cellar before pulling a cork. The wine blends 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. This is the final vintage for Pave-Decesse as the vines became part of Chateau Pavie the following year. Drink from 2025-2045.

Chocolate, black cherries, smoke, licorice, flowers and cinnamon nuances work together creating the perfume. On the palate, the wine is equally vibrant and creamy with a finish that leaves you with chalky-textures, peppery, black cherries, blackberries, espresso and dark chocolate with a salty aftertaste. Give this a year or two in the cellar before pulling a cork. The wine blends 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. This is the final vintage for Pave-Decesse as the vines became part of Chateau Pavie the following year. Drink from 2025-2045.

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Flowers, crushed rocks, flowers, oyster shells, black cherries, and a hint of orange flowers are discovered in the nose. On the palate, the wine is ripe, round, and polished, the wine shows its chocolate-coated orange slices, mint, black plum, and chalky character with ease. Give this a year or two in the cellar before pulling a cork. The wine is produced from 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, 14.19% ABV. Drink from 2025-2045. 92-94

Flowers, crushed rocks, flowers, oyster shells, black cherries, and a hint of orange flowers are discovered in the nose. On the palate, the wine is ripe, round, and polished, the wine shows its chocolate-coated orange slices, mint, black plum, and chalky character with ease. Give this a year or two in the cellar before pulling a cork. The wine is produced from 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, 14.19% ABV. Drink from 2025-2045. 92-94

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2020
96
Opening with a strong floral bouquet, the wine soon adds nuances of fennel, black cherries, plums, chocolate, oceanic influences, coffee beans and spice. Full-bodied, silky, fresh, vibrant and polished, the finish delivers a complex ending packed with crushed rocks, dark chocolate, deep red pit fruits and a touch of licorice and sea salt on the sensuously-textured, backend. Drink from 2025-2050.

Opening with a strong floral bouquet, the wine soon adds nuances of fennel, black cherries, plums, chocolate, oceanic influences, coffee beans and spice. Full-bodied, silky, fresh, vibrant and polished, the finish delivers a complex ending packed with crushed rocks, dark chocolate, deep red pit fruits and a touch of licorice and sea salt on the sensuously-textured, backend. Drink from 2025-2050.

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Aromas of blackberry, flowers, licorice, plum and dark chocolate come to the surface easily. On the palate the wine is soft, silky, polished and fresh, with the cut of minerality and salty tannins. You find length, complexity, richness and sensuous textured in the long finish. Make sure you give this 7-9 years to develop. The wine is produced from 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, 14.81% ABV. 95-97 Pts

Aromas of blackberry, flowers, licorice, plum and dark chocolate come to the surface easily. On the palate the wine is soft, silky, polished and fresh, with the cut of minerality and salty tannins. You find length, complexity, richness and sensuous textured in the long finish. Make sure you give this 7-9 years to develop. The wine is produced from 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, 14.81% ABV. 95-97 Pts

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2019
94
Inky in color, the wine is rich, dense, lush, and shows a liqueur-influenced nose. The sensation of the fruits here is intense. The layers of intensely ripe, dark fruits, blackberries, plums, and black cherries come in waves. There is flesh and and flash, with length that provides a long, fruit-packed finish. drink from 2027-2050.

Inky in color, the wine is rich, dense, lush, and shows a liqueur-influenced nose. The sensation of the fruits here is intense. The layers of intensely ripe, dark fruits, blackberries, plums, and black cherries come in waves. There is flesh and and flash, with length that provides a long, fruit-packed finish. drink from 2027-2050.

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Dark in color, with a distinctive floral, blackberry and plum liqueur nose, the wine is lush, opulent and rich. Full-bodied, with waves of polished, sweet, dark fruits and licorice, this is going to be outstanding after 7-9 in the cellar. The wine was made from blending 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. 93-95 Pts

Dark in color, with a distinctive floral, blackberry and plum liqueur nose, the wine is lush, opulent and rich. Full-bodied, with waves of polished, sweet, dark fruits and licorice, this is going to be outstanding after 7-9 in the cellar. The wine was made from blending 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. 93-95 Pts

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2018
96
Powerful, full-bodied, deep and concentrated, the display of espresso, black and blue fruit, smoke and licorice on the nose and palate comes along with a gorgeous salty minerality which adds complexity. The wine is tannic, firm, fresh and focused. This will require time to come around, so be prepared to wait at least 7 or more years before everything comes alive. The wine is made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Powerful, full-bodied, deep and concentrated, the display of espresso, black and blue fruit, smoke and licorice on the nose and palate comes along with a gorgeous salty minerality which adds complexity. The wine is tannic, firm, fresh and focused. This will require time to come around, so be prepared to wait at least 7 or more years before everything comes alive. The wine is made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

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The espresso, black and blue fruit, smoke and licorice join forces with the essence of the limestone soils with salty minerality. The wine is powerful, concentrated, dense, balanced, opulent and long. The finish serves up waves of fruit, crushed rock and licorice. This demands time, least 8-10 years before it will be close to peak. The wine is made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. 95-97 Pts

The espresso, black and blue fruit, smoke and licorice join forces with the essence of the limestone soils with salty minerality. The wine is powerful, concentrated, dense, balanced, opulent and long. The finish serves up waves of fruit, crushed rock and licorice. This demands time, least 8-10 years before it will be close to peak. The wine is made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. 95-97 Pts

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2017
94
Dark, dusky fruits drenched in pastis, the powdered remains of star anise and a pot of homemade jam create this attention-seeking perfume. Plush, powerful and concentrated, the fruit is ripe, sweet and has a jazz movement on the backend. The finish is fresh, fruity and piquant. Made from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14.5% ABV with a pH of 3.53.

Dark, dusky fruits drenched in pastis, the powdered remains of star anise and a pot of homemade jam create this attention-seeking perfume. Plush, powerful and concentrated, the fruit is ripe, sweet and has a jazz movement on the backend. The finish is fresh, fruity and piquant. Made from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14.5% ABV with a pH of 3.53.

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2016
94
Opulent, rich, ripe and already allowing some of its floral, licorice, dark cherry and smoky plums to poke through, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and will request 7-8 years in the cellar, or more, before its fully developed.

Opulent, rich, ripe and already allowing some of its floral, licorice, dark cherry and smoky plums to poke through, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and will request 7-8 years in the cellar, or more, before its fully developed.

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Smooth, pulpy, pure fruits on the rocks, ripe and polished, the wine is rich, lush, fresh and pure. The long finish is packed with juicy fruits and minerality.

Smooth, pulpy, pure fruits on the rocks, ripe and polished, the wine is rich, lush, fresh and pure. The long finish is packed with juicy fruits and minerality.

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2015
96
Deep in color, the wine is concentrated, full bodied and intense, with lush, opulent, length and persistence. The black and blue polished fruits create a decadent finish that offers a strong sense of minerality with a blast of fruit that keeps on going. Patience is required here.

Deep in color, the wine is concentrated, full bodied and intense, with lush, opulent, length and persistence. The black and blue polished fruits create a decadent finish that offers a strong sense of minerality with a blast of fruit that keeps on going. Patience is required here.

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Like its big sister wines, this is dark ruby in color with stone, boysenberry, licorice and floral scents. The wine is deep, concentrated and lushly textured, ending with crushed rocks and dark red fruits.

Like its big sister wines, this is dark ruby in color with stone, boysenberry, licorice and floral scents. The wine is deep, concentrated and lushly textured, ending with crushed rocks and dark red fruits.

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2014
92
Black and blue fruit, oak, cherries and spice, this wine is sumptuous and full bodied with a fresh, pure cherry and plum sensation in a silky finish. The wine was made from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and reached 13.74% ABV with a pH of 3.53. 91-93 Pts

Black and blue fruit, oak, cherries and spice, this wine is sumptuous and full bodied with a fresh, pure cherry and plum sensation in a silky finish. The wine was made from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and reached 13.74% ABV with a pH of 3.53. 91-93 Pts

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2013
90
Fleshy with notes of black raspberry, plum, spice and espresso, the wine has good concentration of dark chocolate and fruit but with some dryness in the mineral-driven finish. From yields of 8 hectoliters per hectare, the wine reached 13.23% ABV and is aging in 80% new French oak. 90-92 Pts

Fleshy with notes of black raspberry, plum, spice and espresso, the wine has good concentration of dark chocolate and fruit but with some dryness in the mineral-driven finish. From yields of 8 hectoliters per hectare, the wine reached 13.23% ABV and is aging in 80% new French oak. 90-92 Pts

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2012
92
Licorice, spice, earth, plum, black cherry and stone notes are made more interesting by the soft, sexy, plush textures, polished tannins and the long, spicy, silky finish. 92-94 Pts

Licorice, spice, earth, plum, black cherry and stone notes are made more interesting by the soft, sexy, plush textures, polished tannins and the long, spicy, silky finish. 92-94 Pts

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2011
92
Minerality, smoke, licorice and sweet, black raspberries are at the front of the wine. The polished, soft fruit is complicated by licorice and spice notes in the finish.

Minerality, smoke, licorice and sweet, black raspberries are at the front of the wine. The polished, soft fruit is complicated by licorice and spice notes in the finish.

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Blackberry liqueur, mocha, stone, chocolate, floral, coffee and truffle scents create the perfume of this inky black/purple wine. Dense and concentrated, the wine is very tannic and leaves a strong mineral sensation along with a wealth of ripe fruit. This will require time to soften. Pavie Decesse was one of the last wines to finish harvesting in St. Emilion in 2011. 92-93 Pts

Blackberry liqueur, mocha, stone, chocolate, floral, coffee and truffle scents create the perfume of this inky black/purple wine. Dense and concentrated, the wine is very tannic and leaves a strong mineral sensation along with a wealth of ripe fruit. This will require time to soften. Pavie Decesse was one of the last wines to finish harvesting in St. Emilion in 2011. 92-93 Pts

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2010
94
Black and blue fruit, licorice, flowers, black cherries and stone make up the perfume. The soft, textured wine feels like silk in the opulent, fresh, ripe, black red fruit filled finish. 94-95 Pts

Black and blue fruit, licorice, flowers, black cherries and stone make up the perfume. The soft, textured wine feels like silk in the opulent, fresh, ripe, black red fruit filled finish. 94-95 Pts

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2009
95
Deep in color, lush, round, silky and focused on multiple levels of fruits, the wine is concentrated, deep and intense, leaving you with an array of polished, mineral driven fruits in the finish. Still young, give this more time to develop.

Deep in color, lush, round, silky and focused on multiple levels of fruits, the wine is concentrated, deep and intense, leaving you with an array of polished, mineral driven fruits in the finish. Still young, give this more time to develop.

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Inky in color with deep purple accents and a powerful nose filled with licorice, flowers, minerality, jammy blackberry, blueberry and spicy, coffee. In the mouth, this thick, intense, rich wine coats your palate with a bath of ripe, jammy berries and hints of fresh blueberry. This is a very sexy St. Emilion wine

Inky in color with deep purple accents and a powerful nose filled with licorice, flowers, minerality, jammy blackberry, blueberry and spicy, coffee. In the mouth, this thick, intense, rich wine coats your palate with a bath of ripe, jammy berries and hints of fresh blueberry. This is a very sexy St. Emilion wine

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2009 Pavie Decesse is inky. Jammy black fruit, plum, licorice, mineral, and dark cherry aromas fill your nose. This sexy wine is sweet, ripe, and lush, ending with a blast of licorice coated dark berries. 95-97 Pts

2009 Pavie Decesse is inky. Jammy black fruit, plum, licorice, mineral, and dark cherry aromas fill your nose. This sexy wine is sweet, ripe, and lush, ending with a blast of licorice coated dark berries. 95-97 Pts

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2008
92
Secondary notes of truffle, smoke, anise and dried fruits are already starting to appear, The wine is soft, silky, polished and fresh with juicy, sweet, luscious, ripe red plums and stone in the finish,

Secondary notes of truffle, smoke, anise and dried fruits are already starting to appear, The wine is soft, silky, polished and fresh with juicy, sweet, luscious, ripe red plums and stone in the finish,

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08 Château Pavie Decesse will be difficult to find because fewer than 500 cases were produced. A blend of 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc from soils packed with limestone, this wine serves up aromatics of sweet, jammy black fruit, flowers, boysenberry, coffee, and minerals. Dense and concentrated with layers of opulent ripe fruit that coat your palate. The tannins are ripe, and the finish is long. 93-96 Pts

08 Château Pavie Decesse will be difficult to find because fewer than 500 cases were produced. A blend of 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc from soils packed with limestone, this wine serves up aromatics of sweet, jammy black fruit, flowers, boysenberry, coffee, and minerals. Dense and concentrated with layers of opulent ripe fruit that coat your palate. The tannins are ripe, and the finish is long. 93-96 Pts

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2007
91
Fully-developed, medium-bodied, fresh, earthy and with a leafy component to the sweet, lifted red fruits, licorice, earth, cocoa and espresso, this is quite nice. Pop and pour was all it needed. This is not a wine to hold for more development.

Fully-developed, medium-bodied, fresh, earthy and with a leafy component to the sweet, lifted red fruits, licorice, earth, cocoa and espresso, this is quite nice. Pop and pour was all it needed. This is not a wine to hold for more development.

2,569 Views   Tasted
2006
93
Still youthful, with its floral, stone and sweet, ripe, dark red fruit character still in full force. The wine is coming around, but there is a firmness in the tannins that demand you give this wine between 5-10 more years of flavor development.

Still youthful, with its floral, stone and sweet, ripe, dark red fruit character still in full force. The wine is coming around, but there is a firmness in the tannins that demand you give this wine between 5-10 more years of flavor development.

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Tannic, structured and firm, this normally, sensuously textured wine is more interesting on the nose than the palate with its earthy, espresso, cocoa, black plum, spice and stone aromatics. This is going to need to soften, and even then it might not compete with many of the more generous years.

Tannic, structured and firm, this normally, sensuously textured wine is more interesting on the nose than the palate with its earthy, espresso, cocoa, black plum, spice and stone aromatics. This is going to need to soften, and even then it might not compete with many of the more generous years.

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2005
92
Even with 2 hours of air, this was quite tight and not giving much. With effort, you could find the licorice and ripe, fruits, but that was well buried and still resting, waiting to wake-up. Concentrated and plush, I'd wait at least 5 more years for this to come around before popping a cork. The 2000 I had a few days earlier was just a beauty and showing itself with ease. If everything comes together as hoped for, this should score much higher.

Even with 2 hours of air, this was quite tight and not giving much. With effort, you could find the licorice and ripe, fruits, but that was well buried and still resting, waiting to wake-up. Concentrated and plush, I'd wait at least 5 more years for this to come around before popping a cork. The 2000 I had a few days earlier was just a beauty and showing itself with ease. If everything comes together as hoped for, this should score much higher.

5,510 Views   Tasted
Truffle, earth, Porcini mushroom, stone and black fruit aromas create the primal aromatics. On the palate the wine is rich, full bodied, concentrated and tannic, demanding time in the cellar before the tannins subside and come completely together. It’s going to be worth the wait.

Truffle, earth, Porcini mushroom, stone and black fruit aromas create the primal aromatics. On the palate the wine is rich, full bodied, concentrated and tannic, demanding time in the cellar before the tannins subside and come completely together. It’s going to be worth the wait.

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From a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this inky colored wine screams with licorice, vanilla, plum liqueur, blackberry, chocolate, floral and mineral scents. Layers of decadent silk and velvet textured, plush, low acid, ripe fruit finish with an opulent, fleshy, licorice, coffee and black cherry filled finish. This is so delicious, it's easy to drink today. But bottle age will add a lot of complexity and minerality to the wine.

From a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this inky colored wine screams with licorice, vanilla, plum liqueur, blackberry, chocolate, floral and mineral scents. Layers of decadent silk and velvet textured, plush, low acid, ripe fruit finish with an opulent, fleshy, licorice, coffee and black cherry filled finish. This is so delicious, it's easy to drink today. But bottle age will add a lot of complexity and minerality to the wine.

4,198 Views   Tasted
2004
92
The wine seems to have developed quite rapidly over the past few years. The oak and tannins have melted into the wine, giving you loads of sweet, ripe, black cherry, plum, licorice and earth. Soft, round and open, the finish delivers its soft, sweet, dark red fruits with ease. Given how open this is today, I'd opt to finish my remaining bottles by the time the wine hits its 20th birthday.

The wine seems to have developed quite rapidly over the past few years. The oak and tannins have melted into the wine, giving you loads of sweet, ripe, black cherry, plum, licorice and earth. Soft, round and open, the finish delivers its soft, sweet, dark red fruits with ease. Given how open this is today, I'd opt to finish my remaining bottles by the time the wine hits its 20th birthday.

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Youthful, fleshy, ripe, lush and round, there is ample, sweet, dark berries, licorice, truffle and smoke, coupled with black cherry liqueur in the finish to please most palates.

Youthful, fleshy, ripe, lush and round, there is ample, sweet, dark berries, licorice, truffle and smoke, coupled with black cherry liqueur in the finish to please most palates.

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Inky black in color, the wine offers a cornucopia of fragrances; licorice, coffee, smoke, jammy blackberry, black cherry liqueur, cocoa and minerality with hints of blueberries. From a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this opulent, decadent, hedonistic St. Emilion coats your palate with layers of rich, ripe, sweet, dark fruits. Still young, this will only get better with time.

Inky black in color, the wine offers a cornucopia of fragrances; licorice, coffee, smoke, jammy blackberry, black cherry liqueur, cocoa and minerality with hints of blueberries. From a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this opulent, decadent, hedonistic St. Emilion coats your palate with layers of rich, ripe, sweet, dark fruits. Still young, this will only get better with time.

5,875 Views   Tasted
2003
92
Not headed in the right direction, the wine is lighter and less interesting than in previous tastings. Texturally, it is round, but the fruit continues to drop. If you are holding any bottles, it is time to drink up as the wine is only going to continue fading from here.

Not headed in the right direction, the wine is lighter and less interesting than in previous tastings. Texturally, it is round, but the fruit continues to drop. If you are holding any bottles, it is time to drink up as the wine is only going to continue fading from here.

2,863 Views   Tasted
Oak, licorice, coffee and jammy berries open to a lush, plush, polished, sensuous wine that is close to maturity, yet there is no real hurry to drink it.

Oak, licorice, coffee and jammy berries open to a lush, plush, polished, sensuous wine that is close to maturity, yet there is no real hurry to drink it.

4,129 Views   Tasted
Fresh flowers, crushed stone, mint, espresso and dark berry aromas lead to a mineral driven wine, finesse styled, medium/full bodied wine with a tannic structure that will take a decade or more to come around.

Fresh flowers, crushed stone, mint, espresso and dark berry aromas lead to a mineral driven wine, finesse styled, medium/full bodied wine with a tannic structure that will take a decade or more to come around.

4,326 Views   Tasted
Licorice, black and red plum, espresso, stone, spice and cocoa scents paired well with the round textures and plush, oaky, dark berry filled finish. There was a moderate sensation of dryness in the finish from the tannins that might not dissipate with time.

Licorice, black and red plum, espresso, stone, spice and cocoa scents paired well with the round textures and plush, oaky, dark berry filled finish. There was a moderate sensation of dryness in the finish from the tannins that might not dissipate with time.

4,854 Views   Tasted
2001
94
If you're into licorice, chocolate covered black raspberries, truffles, opulent, sexy textures and a flashy, fleshy, plush finish that is drinking perfectly today, look no further as this is a beauty. If your tastes are more traditional, this is not for you.

If you're into licorice, chocolate covered black raspberries, truffles, opulent, sexy textures and a flashy, fleshy, plush finish that is drinking perfectly today, look no further as this is a beauty. If your tastes are more traditional, this is not for you.

3,791 Views   Tasted
Smoke, coconut, licorice, black and blue fruit, spice and minerality pair perfectly with the soft textured, layers of rich, ripe, fruit. This is drinking great now, although with a few more years, the wine should develop additional layers of complexity in the nose and continue to soften in the palate. Popped and poured, this is providing a lot of pleasure today. If you have more than a bottle or two, there is no reason to wait before pulling a cork.

Smoke, coconut, licorice, black and blue fruit, spice and minerality pair perfectly with the soft textured, layers of rich, ripe, fruit. This is drinking great now, although with a few more years, the wine should develop additional layers of complexity in the nose and continue to soften in the palate. Popped and poured, this is providing a lot of pleasure today. If you have more than a bottle or two, there is no reason to wait before pulling a cork.

4,741 Views   Tasted
Licorice, blackberry jam, blueberry, smoke, minerality, incense, coffee, black cherry liqueur and cocoa. Thick, rich and luxurious, this opulently textured, sweet, plush ripe St. Emilion wine flows over your palate, ending with layers of chocolate covered cherries and blueberries. The perfect wine for hedonistic pleasure seekers.

Licorice, blackberry jam, blueberry, smoke, minerality, incense, coffee, black cherry liqueur and cocoa. Thick, rich and luxurious, this opulently textured, sweet, plush ripe St. Emilion wine flows over your palate, ending with layers of chocolate covered cherries and blueberries. The perfect wine for hedonistic pleasure seekers.

5,370 Views   Tasted
The wine starts off with stewed fresh, dark berry pie aromatics, spice, smoke and licorice aromas. Ripe and filled with silky fresh berries, this concentrated wine ends with a finesse filled, plum, blackberry, chocolate and licorice finish

The wine starts off with stewed fresh, dark berry pie aromatics, spice, smoke and licorice aromas. Ripe and filled with silky fresh berries, this concentrated wine ends with a finesse filled, plum, blackberry, chocolate and licorice finish

6,366 Views   Tasted
2000
94
Polished, lush, round, and full-bodied, the wine is loaded with rack blackberries, plums, and cherries with smoke, licorice, and floral accents. The plush finish really works here. No decanting needed, just pop and pour. Drink from 2022-2032.

Polished, lush, round, and full-bodied, the wine is loaded with rack blackberries, plums, and cherries with smoke, licorice, and floral accents. The plush finish really works here. No decanting needed, just pop and pour. Drink from 2022-2032.

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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.

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.

3,439 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

4,913 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

8,112 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

7,862 Views   Tasted
1998
91
Ripe black fruit with minor hints of oak greet your nose. The elegant fruit offers plush mouth sensations giving you ample pleasure. But it lacks the same level of concentration experienced in subsequent vintages starting with 2000.

Ripe black fruit with minor hints of oak greet your nose. The elegant fruit offers plush mouth sensations giving you ample pleasure. But it lacks the same level of concentration experienced in subsequent vintages starting with 2000.

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Sexy, lush, silky and round in style, this ripe, tasty wine lacks the concentration and finesse of the wines produced at the property starting with the 2000 vintage.

Sexy, lush, silky and round in style, this ripe, tasty wine lacks the concentration and finesse of the wines produced at the property starting with the 2000 vintage.

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1961
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Past its expiration, there were still things to like about this wine from a by-gone era. More tart than sweet, with leafy, herbal, cedar notes, this old-school wine offered bright, spicy, and just a little bit of green notes in the rustic, but pleasant finish.

Past its expiration, there were still things to like about this wine from a by-gone era. More tart than sweet, with leafy, herbal, cedar notes, this old-school wine offered bright, spicy, and just a little bit of green notes in the rustic, but pleasant finish.

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