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Ormes de Pez 2005

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > St Estèphe
Grape VarietyMerlot/Cabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting Notes

The Château Les Ormes de Pez 2005 has that typical brash and brawny bouquet with powerful, burly red berry fruit, scorched earth and bay leaf. The palate is full-bodied with firm tannin, a pleasant edginess on the entry, a ferrous Saint Estèphe with plenty of spice box and bacon fat aromas towards the stocky, broad-shouldered finish. This cru is often a bit of a bruiser in its youth so put this down in the bunker for another 8 to 10 years.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, February 2015
James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, February 2008

Tasted blind. Dense and complex. Round and correct with freshness, ripe fruit and fine tannins.
Drink 2015-2030

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2017
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Tasted single blind at Southwold. Reticent on the nose: dense tarry black fruits, touches of roasted herbs and graphite. Nice purity though and that opens up with aeration, allowing more figgy/damson aromas to show through. The palate is full-bodied, good ripeness and fruit concentration, good acidity, backward and dense but with assertive black tarry fruit on the finish. Could only be a Saint Estephe. Showing great precision and charm but it will need time. Drink 2015-2030. Tasted January 2009.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, July 2009

Lovely spice berry and currant aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky, fruity finish. Very balanced. Almost 89-91.

James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2006

Mid ruby. Scented and stony on the nose. Pretty austere but classic of its appellation. Very dry on the finish and without quite enough flesh. 13%
Drink 2022-2030

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2015
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