2011 - 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 - 2032
Case size
12x75cl
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2011 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 - 2032
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £302.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2012,
    Score: 89-91

    Intrinsically St Estèphe, the 2011 Ormes de Pez unveils a chalky chewy palate opening up to plums, blackberries and cassis. While it does not have the same level of polish as Lafon Rochet, its rustic charm makes it appealing and establishes it as a solid, terroir-driven wine.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2012,
    Score: 87-89

    An elegant, medium-bodied, front end-loaded effort, the dark ruby/plum-tinged 2011 Les Ormes de Pez offers attractive red and black fruits intermixed with dusty, loamy soil undertones, and medium body. This soft, consumer-friendly St.-Estephe should drink nicely for 7-8 years. It is a sleeper of the vintage. Drink: 2012-2020.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2012,
    Score: 90-91

    The wine shows very pretty fruit with spices and milk chocolate. Full body, with velvety tannins and an attractive finish.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2012,
    Score: 16+

    Finely expressed cassis fruit, slightly leathery and firm, good ripe middle palate and will show well. Drink 2014-2022. (3 stars).

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2012,
    Score: 16.5

    Meaty cassis. Firm, chewy, all structure at the moment. Dark and dense but not tough but making no effort to please. Though at the very end the fruit reappears as a reminder. Drink 2020-2035.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2012,
    Score: 89-92

    This has crunchy acidity, with herb-inflected plum, currant and cherry pit notes. Lots of aromas swirling here, with brisk length.

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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.