Ormes de Pez 2019

SubregionSt Estephe

Owned and made by the Cazes family of Lynch Bages, this is a consistently good wine and deserving of Cru Classé status. The vineyard is planted with around 50:50 Cabernet and Merlot. Always good value, it can often be attractive in its youth but great vintages can mature for decades. (The 1989 and 1990 are still magnificent).


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Tasting Notes

The 2019 is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It will be aged for 16 months in 45% new French oak and have an abv of 14%. Deep ruby in colour. Bold and ripe on the nose with dark cherry and red plums. There is a little toast and cedar too to add complexity. The palate is crunchy and compact, with grippy tannins framing juicy red fruit. Notes of blackcurrant and nutmeg build on a sappy finish.

Score: 15.5+Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020

The 2019 Ormes de Pez has an intense bouquet of blackberry, bilberry, pencil box and light fumé aromas, nicely defined but demanding encouragement from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, pliant tannins almost unrecognizable from the somewhat sturdy offerings in the past. It feels seductively smooth in texture with a very satisfying, detailed finish. One of the best Ormes de Pez that I have tasted in recent years. 2025 - 2055

Score: 92/94Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Ormes de Pez comes bounding out of the glass with energetic scents of black raspberries, fresh blackberries and crushed blackcurrants plus suggestions of menthol, dark chocolate, cedar chest and pencil lead with a hint of rose oil. Medium-bodied, the palate has electrically charged black fruit flavors with compelling tension and beautifully ripe, fine-grained tannins, finishing long and perfumed. Delicious! 2024 - 2047

Score: 92/94Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (July Week ), July 2020

Plenty of spice and plums on the nose. Full body, round tannins and flavorful finish. Raspberries and hazelnuts at the end.

Score: 92/93James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, June 2020

The 2019 Ormes de Pez is ample and creamy, with a real sense of resonance that emerges with a bit of time in the glass. Inky dark fruit, leather, licorice and scorched earth are nicely pushed forward here. A wine of depth and power, Ormes de Pez is very nicely done.

Score: 91/93Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2020

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