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Floral red fruit nose Spicy twang. Lots of tobacco flavors with a touch of fruit (black currants). Smoky finish.
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.
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
A somewhat monolithic, one-dimensional effort from one of my favorite St.-Estephe estates, the medium-bodied, fruity 2005 Les Ormes de Pez exhibits sweet black currant, damp earth, and fresh mushroom-like characteristics. It should be consumed over the next 7-8 years.
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
The 1994 is a competent, medium-bodied wine with good ripeness, fine color, and moderate tannin in the finish. It offers good flesh and concentration in an uncomplicated style. It should drink well for 7-10 years... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1994 Les Ormes de Pez 1500ml
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
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
Really vibrant, with lovely notes of plum, violet and cherry preserves laced with chalky cut that stretches out the finish. Very, very solid. -J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Les Ormes de Pez 1500ml