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Nose of currant and pie cherry that turns to coffee, chocolate and spice as the wine opens up. The palate is similar and really grows with time in the decanter. Pretty dry on the first day with a real tart lingering finish. On day two the finish has really mellowed out and matches the nose and palate.
Floral red fruit nose Spicy twang. Lots of tobacco flavors with a touch of fruit (black currants). Smoky finish.
Appearance: Clear, deep ruby with very little variation between core and rim, with legs. Nose: Clean, medium intensity developing aroma of blackberry, blackcurrant, plum, liquorice, sweet spice, black pepper, oak and a savory note suggesting good maturity. Overall nose is not particularly complex and quite typical of wines coming from the region. Palate: Dry, with medium acidity, exhibiting a ripe and powdery medium level of tannin. Medium alcohol level with a medium plus body. Medium intensity flavor of blackberry, black cherry, chocolate, smoke, charred wood, earthy and sweet spice notes. A good intense and ripe fruit flavor showing the wine coming from a good vintage. Supple mouth-feel and overall good balance. Length is a bit short at medium minus level though. Conclusion: Acceptable quality level mainly due to the short length, but the wine is showing a good balance and reasonable complexity of the characters on the blend of grapes. Ready to drink now, with the maturity characters already showing, thus will not improve too much and should drink within the next 1-2 years.
Rich in flavor, smell of fruit and flowers
External Reviews for Château les Ormes de Pez Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe
Somewhat herbaceous but round and sensual, with sweet cherry and cassis fruit as well as hints of incense and damp earth, this is an up-front, precociously styled St.-Estephe to drink over the next decade. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Les Ormes de Pez 750ml
Beautiful structure to this wine. Dark ruby color. Loads of tar and spice on the nose. Full-bodied and very concentrated, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now through 2010. 12,500 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Les Ormes de Pez 750ml
This has crunchy acidity, with herb-inflected plum, currant and cherry pit notes. Lots of aromas swirling here, with brisk length.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Les Ormes de Pez 1500ml
57% cabernet sauvignon, 34 % merlot,7% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. From 36 year-old vines, yielding 44hl/ha. 45% new oak. A perfumed nose exhibits brambly blackberry, crushed rock, graphite, and spice. At this point, plus concentration of bla... Andy Frieden. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Les Ormes de Pez 1500ml
Plum and Christmas cake on the nose. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a ripe fruity finish. Best Les Ormes in years. Best after 2008. 17 000 cases made. JS Wine Spectator.
A chewy red, showing intense aromas of raisin and spices, with hints of cedar. Full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins and a long finish. Best after 2010. 17,000 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2004 Les Ormes de Pez 750ml
Plum and Christmas cake on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a ripe, fruity finish. Best Les Ormes in years. Best after 2008. 17,000 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Les Ormes de Pez 750ml
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