2014 - Ch Les Ormes de Pez Cru Bourgeois St Estèphe
06B4OPEZ _ 2014 - 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
2019 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
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2014 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
2019 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £284.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2015,
    Score: 87-89

    A blend of the four classic Bordeaux grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot – balances a richness of fruit with a crisp freshness, supported by structured grainy tannins. A good weighty style which continues well into the finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2015,
    Score: 90-92

    The Château Ormes des Pez 2014 is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot picked from 24 September with the young merlot and finishing around 12 October. It was cropped at 32 hectoliter per hectare. Small red cherries and kirsch form the bouquet, quite forward and perfumed with touches of lavender emerging with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied, the tannins succulent for Les Ormes de Pez and imparting a fleshier and more approachable texture. This is nicely balanced with a touch of graphite on the finish lending it an almost Pauillac-like personality. Don't under-estimate this Saint Estèphe.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2015,
    Score: 90-93

    A dark, sumptuous beauty, the 2014 Ormes de Pez offers up a compelling mélange of purplish and black fruit, smoke, grilled herbs and graphite, with quite a bit of density. Rich and voluptuous, the 2014 is a gorgeous Ormes de Pez that will drink well relatively early. Best of all, the 2014 may very well turn out to be one of the sleepers of this vintage. The blend is 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.

  • JS

    James Suckling, March 2015,
    Score: 92-93

    This is really fabulous with weight and length. Fine and chewy tannins. Goes on for a minute or two. Tiny production due to hail storms in May and June.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2015,
    Score: 88

    Fine dense colour and floral, slightly leathery nose. Good length of fruit and will show well in the medium term. Always a good St-Estèphe. Drink: 2018-2026

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, May 2015,
    Score: 16.5++

    (47 Cabernet Sauvignon, 44 Merlot, 7 Cabernet Franc, 2 Petit Verdot) | 45% new oak. Rather tart and dry with a lot of extract, this is a rich wine with a lot of power and attack and this rather detracts from the fruit at the moment, which is forced into the background in spite of its purity. It will get a chance to be heard, but you will have to be patient.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2015,
    Score: 16.5+

    A hint of sweet oak on the nose. Then admirable energy but a bit drying on the finish. A real go getter of a wine. Lots of tannins tucked in here but no excess acidity. A palate-dryer at the moment though. Drink 2024-2040

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2015,
    Score: 90-93

    Bright and pure, with a lovely beam of cassis, cherry and lilac notes racing through the focused finish. Good drive.

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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.