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Château Les Ormes de Pez

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2018 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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% alcohol. 92-94 Pts

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2017 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 90

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, this wine is 51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvi

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2016 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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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.

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2015 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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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

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2014 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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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

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2013 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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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

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2012 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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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

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2011 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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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

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2010 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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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.

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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 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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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

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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!

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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

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2008 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 87

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.

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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 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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2006 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 87

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

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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.

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2005 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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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.

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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.

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2004 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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2003 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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2000 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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1961 Château Les Ormes de Pez  (St. Estèphe) 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.

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