2008 Les Ormes De Pez, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)
91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Owned by the Cazes family of Lynch-Bages, therefore with impeccable winemaking behind it, this is a big, tough wine based on great ripe fruit. The chateau continues to offer quality for price." (04/11) 89-91 points Robert Parker: "The strongest effort from this estate in over two decades, the dense ruby/purple-tinged 2008 reveals plenty of structure and tannin as well as gorgeously rich, pure blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with hints of minerals and underbrush. This full, dense St.-Estephe will benefit from several years of bottle age, and should evolve over the following 15 years." (04/09) 87-90 points Stephen Tanzer: "Glass-staining inky-purple. Sassafras, Oriental spices and licorice on the nose, then sweet spicy plums, tamarind, prune and a distinct salty element on the palate. Finishes with good breadth and fine, building tannins that leave the mouth a little dry." (May/June 2009) K&L's notes - * to *+ 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. At Lynch-Bages: Black fruit aromas turn into red currant flavors. Spicy, gritty, old school wine. Long finish. At UGC: Ripe and exotic. Tannic on the palate. Very full-bodied. Superb for this fine property. Please note - 2008 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2011 and Dec 2011 We will contact you for shipping instructions.