2005 Ormes de Pez, St-Estèphe
Very dense, black, dominated by dark tannins and plum skins, with a mineral edge. The acidity and the ripe fruits are under all this structure, typical of young Saint-Estèphe. This needs time - don't touch for five years.
Wine & Spirits
Robust blackberry and blueberry scents come up from behind staunch tannins. This is youthfully reduced, the tannins hard. There's an umami savor in the end that should develop into complexity with six to eight years of age.
A perfumed young red, with plum and spices. Medium-bodied, with round tannins and a delicious, fruity, light spice aftertaste. There's a pretty balance to this. Best after 2011.
(*1/2) 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Black cherry on the nose. Expressive, vibrant, supper mid-palate with a sweet lovely texture. 53 hectoliters per hectare and 13.3% alcohol, but the wine does not show the alcohol. More vibrant on palate. Good core of sweet fruit. Good value wine. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux Buyer)