reviewsJames Suckling 96-97/100
Wow. A big, rich wine with lots of tannins here. It’s full-bodied with a core of tannins that frame the wine nicely. Intense and powerful at the finish.
Wine Advocate 94-96/100
The 2019 Pavie-Decesse was cropped at a measly 17hl/ha on 5 October, the same day as Bellevue-Mondotte. It is the one cuvée from proprietor Gérard Perse that suggested a bit of sur-maturité, displaying prune and dates aromas, perhaps a few bunches here that could have been picked earlier? The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins, fleshy but nicely structured and no, there are no indications of excessive ripeness in the mouth. There is an attractive mineral vein embroidered on the finish and certainly a very persistent aftertaste with impressive salinity. If the bouquet can address that over-ripeness it will merit a higher appraisal.