2020 - Ch Les Ormes de Pez Cru Bourgeois St Estèphe
06C0OPEZ6PK _ 2020 - Ch Les Ormes de Pez Cru Bourgeois St Estèphe - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château les Ormes de Pez
Region
St Estèphe
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2027 - 2040
Case size
6x75cl
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2020 CH LES ORMES DE PEZ CRU BOURGEOIS ST ESTÈPHE - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château les Ormes de Pez
Region
St Estèphe
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2027 - 2040
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £115.00
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, May 2021,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2020 Ormes de Pez, which has gradually moved to a more Merlot-dominated blend over the last decade, is aged for 16 months in 45% new oak. It has a nicely detailed bouquet of a mélange of red and black fruit – cranberry, blackberry and a touch of blueberry – accompanied by cedar and subtle wild mint aromas; it is actually quite Pauillac-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins and chewy in the mouth, quite compact at first. A strong saline, almost briny element comes through toward the finish, which is more quintessential Saint-Estèphe. This is a more backward and less finessed wine compared to the Cazes family’s Lynch-Bages or Haut-Batailley, but there is commendable length and character, not to mention a very attractive openness, to this wine. Drink 2025 - 2045

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, May 2021,
    Score: 90-92

    Composed of 54% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, to be aged for around 16 months in French oak barriques, 45% new, the 2020 Ormes de Pez has an alcohol of 13.17%, a pH of 3.69 and an IPT of 79. Deep garnet-purple colored, it springs from the glass with notes of plum preserves, blueberry compote and Morello cherries, plus hints of graphite, wild mushrooms and sautéed herbs. The medium-bodied palate delivers plenty of herbs-laced black fruits with a pleasant chewiness to the texture and lovely freshness, finishing on a lingering fragrant-earth note. Drink 2024-2040

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2021,
    Score: 91-93

    38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 54% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot The lower alcohol levels of the 2020s are one of the many appealing things about this vintage, according to owner Jean-Charles Cazes. Flavours of intense dark fruits, and a touch of tar and liquorice deliver a very full wine on the palate, with a granular tannic centre. Long and full.

  • WCI

    Wine Cellar Insider, May 2021,
    Score: 92-94

    Things keep getting better and better here and 2020 is no exception. The nose, with its spicy personality also shows forest leaf, tobacco, pepper, black and red fruits and earthy nuances. On the palate, the wine is rich, round and ripe. It's packed with sweet, fresh, polished, juicy red berries on the mid-palate and in the open, soft textured finish. Forward in style, this should drink quite well with just 3-4 years of aging.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2021,
    Score: 16.5

    Dark crimson, but much paler than the Pauillacs from this Cazes stable. Aromatic and medium concentration of fruit with some stoniness on the palate. Marked tannins and acidity but nothing excessive. Classic St-Estèphe. Cool fruit and freshness. Very dry finish. I should imagine that this will be far from the most opulent wine of the appellation but it's very sincere and correct and I like the menthol-fresh finish. 13.2%. Drink 2029 – 2047

  • JD

    Jeb Dunnuck, May 2021,
    Score: 90-92

    Lots of plums, blackcurrants, tobacco, and loamy soil notes make up the bouquet of the 2020 Château Ormes De Pez, and it’s medium-bodied, with some chocolaty background oak, good purity of fruit, and ripe tannins. I don’t see any reason this shouldn’t easily be an outstanding Saint-Estèphe and drink well for 15-20 years.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, May 2021,
    Score: 17

    his is a chewy, ripe and power-packed Ormes de Pez and it already looks complete and also balanced. The fruit is bold and juicy and both the oak and the tannins sit back and allow the blackberry notes to charm one’s senses.

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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.