This shows a power and finesse at the same time with silky and refined tannins and a pretty finish. Such precision and length. Gorgeous, racy.
97-98 points, James Suckling (Apr 2016)
From the small estate situated up the hill from Pavie, this wine has style, elegance and freshness. It also has plenty of structure to give the wine shape, density and tannins. It will age well.
94-96 points, Wine Enthusiast (2016)
The 2015 Pavie Decesse is aromatically lifted, precise and nuanced, and yet there is plenty of underlying richness. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, blood orange and exotic flowers are front and center. Silky tannins and expressive, floral notes make the Pavie-Decesse the most feminine among Gerard Perse's three top Saint-Émilions, yet there is no shortage of intensity as well. The Pavie Decesse is unquestionably one of the most sexy, sensual wines of the vintage. This is pure class. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from 50+ year-old vines. Yields were just 18 hectoliters per hectare, the lowest of any of the Perse properties.
93-96 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2016)
Beautiful, with remarkably lush raspberry, plum and cassis flavors that glide over a substantial yet creamy structure. The finish has beautiful flow. Dressed for the ball, but stays refined thanks to minimal accessorizing.
93-96 points, Wine Spectator (2016)