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Château Les Ormes de Pez

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2019
92
Medium-bodied, earthy, spicy and fresh, the wine serves up a juicy bolt of ripe, sweet, pure cassis, cherries and spice. Forward in style, this should drink quite well with just a few years of aging. 91-93 Pts

Medium-bodied, earthy, spicy and fresh, the wine serves up a juicy bolt of ripe, sweet, pure cassis, cherries and spice. Forward in style, this should drink quite well with just a few years of aging. 91-93 Pts

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2018
93
Spicy blackberries, gravel, tree-leaf and cedar are on the nose. From there, just one sip and you know this is the finest Ormes de Pez ever produced. There is volume, sweetness to the fruits, persistence and energy in the fruity finish. The wine was made from 50% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, reaching 14.6% ABV. 92-94 Pts

Spicy blackberries, gravel, tree-leaf and cedar are on the nose. From there, just one sip and you know this is the finest Ormes de Pez ever produced. There is volume, sweetness to the fruits, persistence and energy in the fruity finish. The wine was made from 50% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, reaching 14.6% ABV. 92-94 Pts

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2017
89
Medium-bodied, forward, early-drinking Saint Estephe with plenty of fresh red fruits, earth, spice and tobacco nuances.

Medium-bodied, forward, early-drinking Saint Estephe with plenty of fresh red fruits, earth, spice and tobacco nuances.

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Spicy and grounded with fertile soil and the reddest of fruit, here you’ll find cedar, tobacco and blackberries. Timelessly crisp, fresh and lively with herbs, olive and pepper on the palate and in the finish, the wine is a blend of 51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Spicy and grounded with fertile soil and the reddest of fruit, here you’ll find cedar, tobacco and blackberries. Timelessly crisp, fresh and lively with herbs, olive and pepper on the palate and in the finish, the wine is a blend of 51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon.

3,981 Views   Tasted
2016
92
Loads of crushed rocks, fresh, bright red fruits and ripe, soft tannins. The wine had depth, length and the ability to age, leaving with you a blast of sweet, juicy, dark red fruit in the finish. This is clearly the best vintage yet for Les Ormes de Pez.

Loads of crushed rocks, fresh, bright red fruits and ripe, soft tannins. The wine had depth, length and the ability to age, leaving with you a blast of sweet, juicy, dark red fruit in the finish. This is clearly the best vintage yet for Les Ormes de Pez.

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Indonesian tobacco, finely crushed gravel, herbs and spices and black currants covered in crème de cassis, this year’s wine is softer and livelier than in the past. Add ripe tannins and a fruity finish and promise yourself a second date. This medium-bodied wine was produced from 52% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

Indonesian tobacco, finely crushed gravel, herbs and spices and black currants covered in crème de cassis, this year’s wine is softer and livelier than in the past. Add ripe tannins and a fruity finish and promise yourself a second date. This medium-bodied wine was produced from 52% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

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2015
85
Between medium bodied, to light, there is a distinctive leaf and herbal note to the crisp red fruits, espresso and dusty tannins in the finish.

Between medium bodied, to light, there is a distinctive leaf and herbal note to the crisp red fruits, espresso and dusty tannins in the finish.

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Fruity, tobacco and smoky aromas meld with spicy, red fruits leaving you with dusty, cherry notes in the finish. This medium-bodied wine was produced from 49% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. 86 - 88 Pts

Fruity, tobacco and smoky aromas meld with spicy, red fruits leaving you with dusty, cherry notes in the finish. This medium-bodied wine was produced from 49% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. 86 - 88 Pts

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2014
90
Fresh red cherries, spice, earth and herbs are all wrapped up in nicely, in this medium bodied forward effort. There are some firm, ripe tannins that will help the wine age and evolve.

Fresh red cherries, spice, earth and herbs are all wrapped up in nicely, in this medium bodied forward effort. There are some firm, ripe tannins that will help the wine age and evolve.

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Cassis and earthy notes blend perfectly with the spicy, red fruits, bringing a shiny freshness to the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. 89-91 Pts

Cassis and earthy notes blend perfectly with the spicy, red fruits, bringing a shiny freshness to the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. 89-91 Pts

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2013
86
From a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine is forward, medium bodied, finishes with a crisp, spicy, red berry notes, coupled with a kiss of oak.

From a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine is forward, medium bodied, finishes with a crisp, spicy, red berry notes, coupled with a kiss of oak.

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Vanilla, coffee bean, fennel and dark cherry aromas, the wine is medium bodied, with a sweet and tart, cassis finish. The wine is made from a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. 85-87 Pts

Vanilla, coffee bean, fennel and dark cherry aromas, the wine is medium bodied, with a sweet and tart, cassis finish. The wine is made from a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. 85-87 Pts

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2012
87
Showing a bit too much oak, coupled with the bright cranberry and cassis notes, that leaves you with a touch of dryness in the crisp finish.

Showing a bit too much oak, coupled with the bright cranberry and cassis notes, that leaves you with a touch of dryness in the crisp finish.

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With 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 8% Caberent Franc and 2% Petit Verdot in the blend, the wine will be aged in 45% new French oak. With cedar wood, black cherry and herbs, this medium-bodied wine has a four-square style and ends with a simple cassis finish. 85-88 Pts

With 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 8% Caberent Franc and 2% Petit Verdot in the blend, the wine will be aged in 45% new French oak. With cedar wood, black cherry and herbs, this medium-bodied wine has a four-square style and ends with a simple cassis finish. 85-88 Pts

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2011
87
Oak, black raspberries, earth and stone notes are easy to find. The tannins show some rusticity and dryness in the slightly short, but soft finish.

Oak, black raspberries, earth and stone notes are easy to find. The tannins show some rusticity and dryness in the slightly short, but soft finish.

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From the same technical team as Chateau Lynch Bages in Pauillac, blending 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc ad 2% Petit Verdot. The wine will be aged in 45% new oak. 45 hectoliters per hectare, down about 5% from 2010. Earth, licorice, blackberry, oak and mineral essences. Medium/full-bodied and fresh with black raspberry and bitter chocolate notes in the finish. 88-89 Pts

From the same technical team as Chateau Lynch Bages in Pauillac, blending 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc ad 2% Petit Verdot. The wine will be aged in 45% new oak. 45 hectoliters per hectare, down about 5% from 2010. Earth, licorice, blackberry, oak and mineral essences. Medium/full-bodied and fresh with black raspberry and bitter chocolate notes in the finish. 88-89 Pts

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2010
91
With a nice dark ruby color, wet earth, blackberry and wood scents lead to ripe, juicy, black and red berries, spice and cassis. As it continues to develop, clearly, this is one of the top vintages of Les Ormes de Pez.

With a nice dark ruby color, wet earth, blackberry and wood scents lead to ripe, juicy, black and red berries, spice and cassis. As it continues to develop, clearly, this is one of the top vintages of Les Ormes de Pez.

6,560 Views   Tasted
With lively fruit, fresh blackberry and plum, earth and spice notes, this zippy wine made from a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine offers a lot of fruit, flavor and freshness for the money.

With lively fruit, fresh blackberry and plum, earth and spice notes, this zippy wine made from a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine offers a lot of fruit, flavor and freshness for the money.

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Aromas of slate, dark berries, jam and green peppercorn lead to a full bodied, big, juicy mouthful of fresh cassis and blackberries.

Aromas of slate, dark berries, jam and green peppercorn lead to a full bodied, big, juicy mouthful of fresh cassis and blackberries.

8,201 Views   Tasted
Les Ormes de Pez - From the seam technical team as Chateau Lynch Bages in Pauillac, blending 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot produced a deeply colored wine with scents of stone, cassis and coffee bean. With round tannins and a soft entry, the wine finishes with sweet cassis and black cherry flavors, supple textures and freshness. 90-92 Pts

Les Ormes de Pez - From the seam technical team as Chateau Lynch Bages in Pauillac, blending 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot produced a deeply colored wine with scents of stone, cassis and coffee bean. With round tannins and a soft entry, the wine finishes with sweet cassis and black cherry flavors, supple textures and freshness. 90-92 Pts

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2009
91
Fresh, soft, round and with a sense of polish to the tannins, the wine is juicy, spicy, fresh and ready for its prime-time drinking window. Splash decanting is all this needs to strut its stuff.

Fresh, soft, round and with a sense of polish to the tannins, the wine is juicy, spicy, fresh and ready for its prime-time drinking window. Splash decanting is all this needs to strut its stuff.

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From an assemblage of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot this tannic, sturdy wine offers blackberry, cherry and earthy aromas. There is a slight drying sensation in the strong, tannic finish. 89 Pts

From an assemblage of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot this tannic, sturdy wine offers blackberry, cherry and earthy aromas. There is a slight drying sensation in the strong, tannic finish. 89 Pts

9,857 Views   Tasted
Black pepper, crème de cases, stone and earthy scents open to a round textured, fresh, ripe wine that’s filled with sweet, ripe, bright, juicy, ripe black and red berries. From the same technical team that produces Chateau Lynch Bages, this is a winner in 2009!

Black pepper, crème de cases, stone and earthy scents open to a round textured, fresh, ripe wine that’s filled with sweet, ripe, bright, juicy, ripe black and red berries. From the same technical team that produces Chateau Lynch Bages, this is a winner in 2009!

10,189 Views   Tasted
2009 Ormes de Pez opens with floral and sweet berry aromas. Full bodied and lush, the wine ends with sweet berry flavors. 91/93 Pts

2009 Ormes de Pez opens with floral and sweet berry aromas. Full bodied and lush, the wine ends with sweet berry flavors. 91/93 Pts

10,952 Views   Tasted
2008
87
Fully mature, medium/full bodied, earthy, tobacco filled, red berry wine oriented wine. This probably drinking quite close to its peak today.

Fully mature, medium/full bodied, earthy, tobacco filled, red berry wine oriented wine. This probably drinking quite close to its peak today.

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Medium bodied with rustic tannins and scents of cassis and earth, based on this bottle, the wine is not drinking well at this point. I'd give it time before popping another bottle.

Medium bodied with rustic tannins and scents of cassis and earth, based on this bottle, the wine is not drinking well at this point. I'd give it time before popping another bottle.

7,310 Views   Tasted
With a perfume filled with blackberry, boysenberry earth and forest floor aromas, this beefy, fresh wine will deliver a lot of bang for the buck.

With a perfume filled with blackberry, boysenberry earth and forest floor aromas, this beefy, fresh wine will deliver a lot of bang for the buck.

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2007
84
Fully mature, with the bricking of age, the wine is on the secondary side with its herbs earth, tobacco and red fruit character. Medium bodied, soft and just hanging to its remainder of peppery fruit, the wine requires consumption.

Fully mature, with the bricking of age, the wine is on the secondary side with its herbs earth, tobacco and red fruit character. Medium bodied, soft and just hanging to its remainder of peppery fruit, the wine requires consumption.

4,247 Views   Tasted
2006
87
Drinking at its peak, this medium bodied, fresh, crisp, wine has a sharp, dusty, bright, red fruit finish.

Drinking at its peak, this medium bodied, fresh, crisp, wine has a sharp, dusty, bright, red fruit finish.

4,377 Views   Tasted
Rustic in nature, with masculine tannins, this is better on the nose with its earthy character than on the firm, old school, crisp, austere palate.

Rustic in nature, with masculine tannins, this is better on the nose with its earthy character than on the firm, old school, crisp, austere palate.

5,772 Views   Tasted
2005
87
With a developed, earthy, tobacco scented nose, the fresh, crisp, spicy, bright cassis filled wine is classic in style, with a stern, traditional St. Estephe charm.

With a developed, earthy, tobacco scented nose, the fresh, crisp, spicy, bright cassis filled wine is classic in style, with a stern, traditional St. Estephe charm.

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Hard, tannic and a bit angular in style, there is cassis, earth and spice to be found, but the wine lacks softenss and charm. I am not sure time will make that much difference.

Hard, tannic and a bit angular in style, there is cassis, earth and spice to be found, but the wine lacks softenss and charm. I am not sure time will make that much difference.

6,109 Views   Tasted
Spicy red and black plums with assorted red fruit aromas open to a medium/full bodied, tannic, bright wine that will drink well young. Give it 2-3 more years and drink it over the following decade.

Spicy red and black plums with assorted red fruit aromas open to a medium/full bodied, tannic, bright wine that will drink well young. Give it 2-3 more years and drink it over the following decade.

6,816 Views   Tasted
2004
87
Ready to drink, earth, tobacco, cedar chest and dark cherry create the personality. Medium bodied, short and to the point, the finish is all about the spicy, peppery berries.

Ready to drink, earth, tobacco, cedar chest and dark cherry create the personality. Medium bodied, short and to the point, the finish is all about the spicy, peppery berries.

3,239 Views   Tasted
2003
88
Light ruby in color, tobacco, earth and cigar box notes dominate the aromatics. On the palate, the wine is fully developed with a spicy, strawberry and cherry liqueur finish. This requires drinking sooner than later.

Light ruby in color, tobacco, earth and cigar box notes dominate the aromatics. On the palate, the wine is fully developed with a spicy, strawberry and cherry liqueur finish. This requires drinking sooner than later.

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2000
88
This was probably better 5 years ago. Meaty, masculine and earthy, the wine is firm, medium bodied and shows a hint of bright, cassis in the finish. Drink up as it is not going to improve from here.

This was probably better 5 years ago. Meaty, masculine and earthy, the wine is firm, medium bodied and shows a hint of bright, cassis in the finish. Drink up as it is not going to improve from here.

3,625 Views   Tasted
1996
88
Medium-bodied, fresh, earthy, peppery, red fruits with a nice ripeness to the berries. The wine is soft, charming and comes along with Asian spices, cedar and cigar box notes to round things out. Fully mature, this requires consumption over the next few years before it begins to drop its fruit.

Medium-bodied, fresh, earthy, peppery, red fruits with a nice ripeness to the berries. The wine is soft, charming and comes along with Asian spices, cedar and cigar box notes to round things out. Fully mature, this requires consumption over the next few years before it begins to drop its fruit.

2,828 Views   Tasted
1961
90
Red berries, forest floor and clay in the nose. The wine is light in color and density, but there is a charming personality and sweetness to the fruit and good length in the finish. This was surprisingly good. I’m sure that has a lot to do with the provenance, as this was just a beautiful bottle. For a Bordeaux of this quality from 1961, due to its low price, it’s worth seeking out a bottle or two.

Red berries, forest floor and clay in the nose. The wine is light in color and density, but there is a charming personality and sweetness to the fruit and good length in the finish. This was surprisingly good. I’m sure that has a lot to do with the provenance, as this was just a beautiful bottle. For a Bordeaux of this quality from 1961, due to its low price, it’s worth seeking out a bottle or two.

2,766 Views   Tasted