2010 - 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 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
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2010 CH LES ORMES DE PEZ CRU BOURGEOIS ST ESTÈPHE - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château les Ormes de Pez
Region
St Estèphe
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2018 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £362.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2011,
    Score: 91-93

    Owned, managed and produced by the Cazes family (of Lynch Bages), Ormes de Pez has a similar feel to its more distinguished relation but less dense. Deep in colour with a tightly wound core of fruit and St Estèphe tannins, this is a solid wine that provides very good value in an increasingly dear region. RK

  • NM

    Neal Martin, March 2011,
    Score: 92-94

    Tasted at Lynch-Bages and the UGC, the vineyard suffered some hail damage and some parcels lost as much as 30-40% of the crop and the yield which is 44hl/ha. The Les Ormes de Pez is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot raised in 45% new oak. It has a very sensual, very pure bouquet with dark cherries, boysenberry, wild hedgerow, mint and a touch of vanilla, much more feminine than the wines of the past. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannins on the entry, very good ripeness here and the Cabernet Sauvignon is really in harmony with the ripe Merlot. Voluminous and silky smooth towards the finish, this is an outstanding Les Ormes de Pez. Drink 2015-

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2013,
    Score: 88

    A fleshy, attractive, up-front style of wine with plenty of sweet cherry and black currant fruit along with a hint of licorice, this wine is pure, medium-bodied and very fresh, with surprisingly low acidity for a 2010. Drink it over the next decade.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, May 2011,
    Score: 87-90

    This dense purple-colored 2010 exhibits dark raspberry and blueberry fruit notes, less power and structure than its neighbor De Pez, but more finesse, elegance and fruit forwardness. This impressively endowed effort should drink nicely for 10-15 years. Drink: 2011 - 2026

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2011,
    Score: 92-93

    A wine with lots of flesh and chewy tannins. Full and round, with a lovely texture and finish. Long. These guys are on a roll here. Cazes family of Lynch-Bages. 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2011,
    Score: 17

    Superb concentration of very ripe fruit, lots of richness and depth, will be very impressive. Drink 2016-28.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2011,
    Score: 17

    Healthy crimson. Ripe and robust. Big and bold without much care for seduction. Very solid but it will take a lot of time to settle down. Drink 2022-2035

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2011,
    Score: 91-94

    Really vibrant, with lovely notes of plum, violet and cherry preserves laced with chalky cut that stretches out the finish. Very, very solid. -J.M.

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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.