Château Ormes de Pez - Saint-Estèphe

89 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
86 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
89 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
Château Ormes de Pez - Saint-Estèphe - 2014 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château Ormes de Pez - Saint-Estèphe

89 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
86 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
89 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
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The 2014 Ormes de Pez was backward and surly on the nose, touches of gravel and graphite, but the fruit felt a little suppressed now. The palate is medium bodied with grippy tannin. It felt a little pinched, but the finish shows vivacity and focus with graphite-infused black fruit. It just cuts away swiftly on the finish. This is one of the few 2014s that I felt did not match up to its showing in barrel, then again, it often does repay several years down in the cellar.
This is a soft, consumer-friendly style of wine from Ormes de Pez from the Cazes family, who have done so much for the village of Pauillac and their own wines, such as Lynch-Bages. They have turned out a luscious, dark ruby, purple wine with sweet cassis fruit, an uncomplicated, medium-bodied mouthfeel and very velvety tannin.
Owned by the well-known Cazes family of Lynch-Bages, this popular St-Éstephe has turned out a dark ruby, plum-coloured 2011 with sweet cassis and black cherry fruit. A slightly short finish is present, but the wine has a good front end-loaded combination of fruit, extract, and succulence. It’s medium-bodied and tails off in the mouth, but it is well-made.
Deep garnet coloured, the 2010 Ormes de Pez slips sensuously from the glass with seductive blackberry pie, Black Forest cake and kirsch scents plus nuances of candied violets, hoisin, dark chocolate, and liquorice. Full-bodied, rich, and plush in the mouth, it has a fantastic line of freshness lifting all the decadent fruit to a long, energy-sparked finish.
The medium to deep garnet coloured 2009 Ormes de Pez gives up meaty notes of chargrill and rosemary-roasted lamb over a core of warm cassis and baked plums plus a waft of fried herbs. Medium-bodied, it has a firm, chewy frame and bold freshness supporting the savoury layers, finishing with an herbal lift.
The 2005 Ormes de Pez is medium-bodied, soft, round, not terribly concentrated, but spicy and earthy, with light tannin. Drink it over the next decade.
Fully mature, this nice chunky, fleshy wine displays notes of jus de viande, roasted herbs, plum sauce, black currants, and sweet cherries in a medium-bodied, savoury, fruit-forward style. It will drink well.
A successful effort, as well as a reasonably good value, this dark ruby with purple reflections, the 1998 exhibits copious quantities of cassis fruit along with earthy, underbrush notes. Medium to full-bodied, with fine concentration, excellent texture, and a soft, spicy, peppery finish, it will drink well.
The 1996 Ormes de Pez seems to have mellowed since the last time that I tasted it: mulberry and a touch of dried fig, a touch of allspice coming through with time. The palate is fully mature with fine tannin, quite saline and almost brine-like, tapering in slightly towards the finish. It is a little "serious" like some 1996s tend to be, a touch of Sichuan pepper on the finish.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Saint-Estèphe
Producer:
Château Ormes de Pez
Grapes/Blend:
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

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Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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Saint-Estèphe

Saint-Estèphe

Saint-Estèphe is a wine appellation located in the northern part of the Médoc region in Bordeaux, France. The appellation is known for producing some of the most robust...

Saint-Estèphe is a wine appellation located in the northern part of the Médoc region in Bordeaux, France. The appellation is known for producing some of the most robust and full-bodied red wines in the world. The history of Saint-Estéphe dates back to the Roman times when the area was known for its vineyards. However, it was not until the 17th century that the wines of Saint-Estéphe gained recognition and became popular among wine enthusiasts.

The style of production in Saint-Estèphe is traditional and follows the Bordeaux winemaking techniques. The vineyards are planted on gravelly soils, which are ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes. The grapes are handpicked and sorted before being fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wines are then aged in oak barrels for up to 18 months, which gives them their characteristic complexity and depth.

The wines of Saint-Estèphe are known for their deep ruby colour, intense aromas of black fruits, and a hint of spice. They are full-bodied, with firm tannins and a long finish. The wines are typically high in alcohol content, ranging from 12.5% to 14.5%. The most famous wine from Saint-Estèphe is the Château Montrose, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot grapes. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 18 months and has a rich and complex flavour profile.

Other notable wines from Saint-Estèphe include the Château Cos d'Estournel, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 18 months and has a deep ruby colour, with aromas of black fruits, tobacco, and leather. The wine is full-bodied, with firm tannins and a long finish.

In conclusion, Saint-Estéphe is a wine appellation that produces some of the most robust and full-bodied red wines in the world. The appellation has a rich history dating back to the Roman times and follows traditional Bordeaux winemaking techniques. The wines are made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes, which are grown on gravelly soils. The wines are known for their deep ruby color, intense aromas of black fruits, and a hint of spice. The most famous wine from Saint-Estéphe is the Château Montrose, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot grapes.

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