2017 Les Ormes de Pez (St-Estephe)

51% Merlot/42% Cabernet Sauvignon/6% Cabernet Franc/1% Petit Verdot.
Origin
St-Estephe, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
37.5cl
Case Quantity
12
Wine Score
91-93 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2018
92 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2018
16 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2018

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Media Reviews

Neal Martin

The 2017 Les Ormes de Pez was matured in 45% new oak with 13.42% alcohol. None of the vines were touched by frost. Cropped at round 50hl/ha, it has a clean, pure red cherry, blackcurrant and cedar-scented bouquet, more Pauillac in style than Saint-Estèphe. The palate is well balanced with ripe tannin that feel more malleable than previous vintages at this stage, a little saline in the mouth with a silky smooth finish. This will be delicious over the next couple of decades and I suspect it will be more approachable than the 2016. Don’t ignore this. 91-93 points

Jane Anson

Ormes has managed another good vintage after a run of them. This is a lovely wine and a buy for me. Succulent, bristling and charming, it has juicy brambled fruit extraction and tension. It doesn`t take itself too seriously, just asking to be loved. The fruit spectrum is rich with blueberries and damsons, with integrity and a swirl of vanilla bean oak. Includes 6% Cabernet Franc in the blend. No need to wait too long for this.

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