2021 - 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
2026 - 2036
Case size
6x75cl
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2021 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
2026 - 2036
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £112.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2022,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2021 Ormes de Pez is matured in 45% new oak. This has a fragrant nose, very well defined, in fact, perhaps more sophisticated than the Haut-Batailley at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, a little powdery in texture, touches of graphite towards the almost Pauillac-like finish. A stylish Saint-Estèphe, this is recommended. 13.13% alcohol. Drink 2027 - 2055

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2022,
    Score: 90-91

    The 2021 Ormes de Pez exhibits aromas of cassis, licorice, warm spices and toasty new oak, followed by a medium-bodied, lively and nicely concentrated palate built around rich, powdery tannins that will round out with further maturation in barrel. Produced by the Cazes family of Château Lynch-Bages, it shows promise.

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2022,
    Score: 90-92

    Almost equal proportions of Cabernet and Merlot, this has very pleasing rich ripe fruit, despite its alcohol level of 13%. Attractive sumptuous Black Forest fruits, the edgy tannins provide an appealing terroir feel and St Estèphe identity. Good length without being excessive.

  • WCI

    Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022,
    Score: 90-92

    Medium-bodied, the wine is fresh, juicy, sweet and vibrant with a complex finish loaded with round-textured, herbs, black raspberries, menthol and plums that last through to the endnote. Drink from 2024-2043.

  • JA

    Jane Anson, April 2022,
    Score: 93

    This has punch and mouth-watering juicy acidities. Cheerful, enticiting, blackberry and loganberry fruits, and all is in place to add on further depth over ageing. There is rusticity that speaks of the vintage, but it is charming and this is easy to recommend. Another great vintage at Ormes de Pez, one of the value wines of the year. 45% new oak.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, May 2022,
    Score: 17

    Ormes de Pez goes from strength to strength, and this 2021 is a juicy and harmonious wine with bright, focussed fruit and a Merlot-led flavour of plums and mulberries. The Cabernets and Petit Verdot back up the Merlot attack giving this wine more depth and length than expected. I also anticipate it drinking well in its youth, so this is a joyous success in 2021.

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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.