2019 Château Les Ormes de Pez: £210 IB per dozenWednesday, June 10
Ormes de Pez has in the past taken reflected glory from Lynch (Haut-Batailley is stealing some of that now). We mustn't forget what a great, all-round wine this is in its own right. A Cru Bourgeois but with real terroir and the benefit of Cazes investment and know-how, this is a great, affordable expression of classic St.-Estephe structure, made in a traditional style. Sometimes rustic when compared with Lynch (an unfair comparison, but we often taste them side-by-side) the 2019 has the very refined tannins associated with the vintage.
Offered En Primeur, landing Spring 2022.
2019 Château Les Ormes de Pez, Cru Bourgeois St.-Estephe
"Plenty of spice and plums on the nose. Full body, round tannins and flavorful finish. Raspberries and hazelnuts at the end. 92-93 points." James Suckling
"The 2019 Ormes de Pez has an intense bouquet of blackberry, bilberry, pencil box and light fumé aromas, nicely defined but demanding encouragement from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, pliant tannins almost unrecognizable from the somewhat sturdy offerings in the past. It feels seductively smooth in texture with a very satisfying, detailed finish. One of the best Ormes de Pez that I have tasted in recent years. 92-94 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
"The 2019 Château Ormes de Pez is a Merlot-heavy blend that includes 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. Impressive spiced black and blue fruits, cedar pencil, flowery incense, and a touch of chocolate emerge from the glass of this rich, full-bodied effort, which offers ample tannins, a solid core of fruit, and a great finish. I love its complex, layered style, but it has enough tannins to warrant short-term cellaring. 92-94 points." Jeb Dunnuck, Jun 2020
£210 IB per dozen bottles
Offered en primeur, ex-chateau, due to land in the UK in Spring 2022. Priced in bond, excluding UK duty, VAT and onward delivery, payable at the prevailing rate on release from bond. Stock subject to availability, E&OE.