2006 Pavie-Decesse, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)
94-96 points Robert Parker: "A tiny production of 1,200 cases ensures that not much of this wine is available, but it is one of the top dozen or so St.-Emilions produced since proprietors Chantal and Gerard Perse took over the estate. Cropped at 30 hectoliters per hectare, the wine enjoyed a 32-day maceration, malolactic in barrel, and aging on its lees. The result is an impressive inky/purple-hued 2006 offering up notes of crushed rocks, black raspberry jam, cold steel, flowers, and spice, and a terrific, full-bodied mouthfeel with no heaviness. Having already absorbed much of its new oak, it is rich and pure with excellent precision, length, and aging potential. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030." (04/07) 89-91 points Wine Spectator: "Solid core of fruit , with silky tannins. Full-bodied and chewy. Slightly hollow midpalate, but stylish and long. Very clean. Almost 92-94." (03/07) K&L's notes - Sweet and ripe and powerful. Tons of fruit. Crushed blackberry flavors. Powerhouse. Very good. ** Ralph Sands: If I ran out of pancake syrup I could use this. Please note - 2006 Bordeaux futures will arrive between Jan 2009 and July 2009. We will contact you for shipping instructions.