Ch. Les Ormes de Pez 2020 Saint-Estèphe
€ 39.07Vanaf 12 stuks €35.51
|Wijndomein||Château Les Ormes de Pez|
|Druif||merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc|
Vinous – Neil Martin – 90-92/100
The 2020 Ormes de Pez, which has gradually moved to a more Merlotdominated 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.
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – 90-92/100
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.