International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93($84-$115) Bright, deep ruby. Explosive aroma of roasted black cherry. Dense, highly concentrated and deep, with penetrating, palate-saturating flavors of blackberry and black cherry framed by firm underlying minerality. A wine of great force; despite its major ripeness, there's also a cool, medicinal aspect that's utterly refreshing. Finishes with big, broad tannins and outstanding length.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2003
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 11Deep blackish crimson. Very little nose apart from unappetisingly overripe pruney flavours. This isn't St Emilion, it's a formula! Uncomfortable to have in the mouth. One is experiencing human (wasted) effort rather than nature. Horribly jagged and unbalanced. Nasty dry, rasping finish.Author: Jancis Robinson
Rating: 96Gerard Perse's 2000 Pavie Decesse, a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from a vineyard situated above Pavie, on the steep limestone hillsides outside the walled town of St.-Emilion, is a fabulous effort (all the Perse wines are stunning in this vintage). Notes of camphor, creme de cassis, violets, black currants, cedar, and licorice jump from the glass of this inky/purple-hued offering. Monumental richness, sensational sweet tannin, a skyscraper-like mid-palate, and a 45+-second finish result in an extraordinary wine that is just reaching its plateau of full maturity. It should last for another 20-25 years.Author: Robert Parker
Rating: 94Extremely ripe, almost raisiny, with lots of Indian spices and prunes that turn to tar. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and velvety tannins that emphasize the richness of the year and the class of the soil. 2,080 cases made.
Self | Rating: 96Drink Dates: 2008-2010Author: JP
Self | Rating: 93Deeply colored with a California Cabernet styled nose of sweet candied plum and new oak. Tons of sweet fruit on the palate but the wine?s tannins are very firm and need at least a decade to smooth out and integrate. Quite forward and shows well even at four years of age despite its rather formidable underlying structure. 60% Merlot, 25% Franc, and 15% Cabernet.Drink Dates: 2014-2025Author: Daniel B
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 1786 bottles owned
- 216 collectors
- Average collector rating: 95
(Out of 216 collectors)