2009 - Ch Les Ormes de Pez Cru Bourgeois St Estèphe
Colour
Red
Producer
Château les Ormes de Pez
Region
St Estèphe
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2018 - 2028
Case size
6x150cl
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2009 CH LES ORMES DE PEZ CRU BOURGEOIS ST ESTÈPHE - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château les Ormes de Pez
Region
St Estèphe
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2018 - 2028
Case size
6x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £386.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2010,
    Score: 91-93

    A very fine St. Estèphe, the 2009 Ormes de Pez delivers lots of fruit, notable concentration and freshness. This balance gives it a delicious sweet spot that enables it to stand out. It finishes long and tender. A recent consumption of the delicious 2001 further suggests that this is a château to follow. Owned and produced by Jean-Michel Cazes of Lynch Bages.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2012,
    Score: 89

    A big, fruity, hedonistic style of wine, the 2009 Les Ormes de Pez has a dense ruby/purple color, notes of incense and barbecue smoke and oodles of black berry and cassis fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, with silky tannins and low acidity. This attractive, very hedonistic style of wine should drink well for at least a decade. Drink: 2012 - 2022

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2010,
    Score: 88-90

    A sleeper of the vintage and the best Les Ormes de Pez made in decades, this opaque purple-hued 2009 offers up pure creme de cassis fruit intermixed with hints of charcoal, smoke, and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied and pure with good freshness as well as a soft, layered mouthfeel, it will offer delicious drinking over the next 10-15 years. Drink: 2010 - 2025

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2010,
    Score: 17

    Purple red, good ripe cassis fruit, good balanced richness and good length, a supple, harmonious wine. Drink 2014-20.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2010,
    Score: 17+

    Very dark. Lively and dense and complex. Thick and sweet. Pretty dry finish - arguably more typical St-Estèphe than most. Lots there, not least alcohol, but a wine to reckon with!

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2010,
    Score: 92-95

    Superb concentration, with spice, currant and berry character. Full and velvety. So long. At same quality level as the legendary 1955, or 1959.

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Producer

Château les Ormes de Pez

This Cru Bourgeois was named after the elm trees (ormes) which were originally found around the village of Pez in St.-Estèphe. The property has been in the Cazes family (of Lynch Bages fame) for several generations and as such is handled similarly to its illustrious Pauillac sibling. Due to its impressive track record for consistency and its grounded pricing sense, it is remains one of the best values in Bordeaux.

Region

St Estèphe

St Estèphe is the most northern of Médoc communal crus. Its unique terroir is made up of layers of gravel which are supported by a dense clay base. This subsoil retains water in dry seasons and works particularly well with Merlot, a largely planted variety which is used to flesh out Cabernet Sauvignon. This clay base also creates powerful, textured tannins which enable St Estèphe to stand out from the pack. Like St Julien, it is one of the four most important communal appellations of the Médoc which does not contain any first growths, despite its southern border being a stone'sthrow from Château Lafite. Nonetheless, it is home to some excellent châteaux making fine wines such as Cos d'Estournel, Montrose, Calon Ségur and Lafon Rochet.