Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet Medoc Bordeaux, Complete Guide

Les Ormes Sorbet

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Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet, History, Overview

The owners of Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet, the Boivert family have a long history in the region that dates back longer than their estate. In fact, the Boivert family can trace their family heritage all the way back to 1764, before the French Revolution.

In 1862, under the direction of Eugene Boivert, Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet became one of the first Bordeaux estates to bottle and sell their own wine. The property still remains in the hands of the same family, through direct descendants. Today, the vineyard is managed by Helene Boivert, Vincent Boivert, and Francois Boivert.

Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet Vineyard, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 22 hectare Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet has 20 hectares planted with vines. The vineyard is planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. The terroir is gravel, limestone, and clay soils.

The average age of the vines is close to 30 years. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 8,500 vines per hectare. The vineyard consists of parcels located in various places in the northern part of the Medoc.

To produce the wine of Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet, vinification takes place in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel and vat. The wine is then aged in 30% new, French barrels for an average of 16 to 18 months before bottling.

There is a second wine, Chateau de Conques. On average, the yearly annual production of Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet is about 12,500 cases per vintage.

The best vintages of Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet are: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009 and 2005.

Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet is a reliable, well-priced, traditional Cru Bourgeois property that is located in the north of the Medoc, about 10 kilometers north of the St. Estephe appellation.

The Boivert family also owns another vineyard located not too far away in the Medoc, Chateau Fontis. They purchased this additional estate in 1995. Previously, Chateau Fontis was known as Chateau Hontemieux.

When to Drink Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet can be decanted for an average of 1 hour or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet is usually better with at least 1-4 years of bottle age.

Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 3-15 years of age after the vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

The wine of Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.

Château Les Ormes Sorbet Wine Tasting Notes

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2020 Château Les Ormes Sorbet  (Médoc) 88

Peppery herbs, chewy red fruits, tobacco, cedar and touches of cocoa with mint leaf come together nicely in this forward, round, early drinking, charming filled Medoc. 87-89 Pts

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2019 Château Les Ormes Sorbet  (Médoc) 85

Medium-bodied, soft, textured, sweet and tart red berry filled wine with a touch of herbs and tobacco in the finish. You can drink this on release. 84-86 Pts

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2018 Château Les Ormes Sorbet  (Médoc) 89

Medium-bodied, earthy wine with note of tobacco, cedar and currants that are already coming together nicely. Juicy with good concentration and a nice chewy mouthful of Cabernet Sauvignon from start to finish. This is the best vintage of Les Ormes Sorbet I recall tasting. 89 Points

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2016 Château Les Ormes Sorbet  (Médoc) 83

A medium-bodied wine without complexity and laced with both sweet and tart fruits. This is good for early drinking. 83 Points

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2015 Château Les Ormes Sorbet  (Médoc) 88

Medium-bodied, forward, open and earthy, with a fresh ripe, red berry note, forest leaf and tobacco infused, classic Bordeaux charm. You can drink this now. But it will be better in a year or two. 88 Points

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2014 Château Les Ormes Sorbet  (Médoc) 86

Medium-bodied, forward styled wine that is already drinking well. It's easy to find the tobacco, leafy forest and crisp red berry components here. 86 Points

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2012 Château Les Ormes Sorbet  (Médoc) 87

Forward, medium bodied, fresh and more on the red fruit, than the darker berry side of the style range, this is already, easy to drink. It is not a wine to lay down. 87 Points

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2010 Château Les Ormes Sorbet  (Médoc) 88

Medium bodied, early drinker, in a firm, structured style with a fresh, black cherry and earthy profile. The wine was produced from a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. 88 Points

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2009 Château Les Ormes Sorbet  (Médoc) 88

A forward, soft textured, medium bodied, open charmer, with a round, earthy, tobacco and black cherry finish. The wine was produced from blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. 88 Points

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2005 Château Les Ormes Sorbet  (Médoc) 87

Fully mature, but with no urgency to drink, the wine is medium bodied, a little bit austere and with a core of ripe, dark, red fruits, green tree leaf, earth, tobacco and cedar characteristics. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. 87 Points

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