2020 Les Ormes de Pez (St-Estephe)

St-Estephe, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Wine Style
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Style
drink or keep
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Wine Score
93 points, Jane Anson, janeanson.com, November 2022
91 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, December 2022
90 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, December 2022
17 points, Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com, January 2024
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2020 Les Ormes de Pez (St-Estephe)

Media Reviews

Jane Anson

Love this wine, with its punchy stamp of St Estèphe, with powerful black fruits and fresh acidities, both enticing and appealing while extremely unfussy. The tannins are serious and a little chunky, but have plenty of character and there is appealing gunsmoke and salinity on the finish. 3.69ph, 45% new oak. 93 points

Neal Martin

The 2020 Ormes de Pez has held on to its Pauillac-inspired bouquet with touches of pencil shaving littered amongst the tightly-knit black fruit, then brine aromas percolating up with aeration (I give this 20 minutes to open). The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, cohesive yet maybe just missing the mid-palate weight and concentration of say, the Cazes`s Lynch Bages or Haut-Batailley. Fresh and saline on the finish. Give it two or three years in bottle. 91 points

Antonio Galloni

The 2020 Ormes de Pez is a very pretty, fragrant Saint-Estèphe that will drink well right out of the gate. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry fruit, mint, spice and white pepper lend terrific brightness throughout. The 2020 is not terribly complex, but it is very easy to like and drink. Charming. 90 points

Julia Harding MW

Tasted blind. Deep crimson. Delicately fragrant with dark-red fruits then oak spice overlay. Big, chewy tannins but with all the fruit you could want to keep it in balance. Big yet balanced, the tannins nicely done to balance both power and finesse. I was more enthusiastic than some of the other tasters on the day. 17 points

Jancis Robinson MW

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. 16.5 points

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