1994 Les Ormes de Pez, St-Estèphe

SKU #110066

From K&L's Clyde Beffa, "Big, rustic styled wine from a rustic vintage. Heavy on the Cabernet, with lots of red fruit. Enjoy now and over the next five years. A good value. " (07/2012)

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By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/25/2011  | Send Email
I just love this wine. It is all that one could expect from an old style traditional Bordeaux. The Les Ormes de Pez has beautiful aromatics followed by fruit, earth and mineral flavors. The 1994 vintage was a lighter vintage, and the Les Ormes de Pez is not a big wine, but one that will go great with pork or meat.

 By: Adam S. |  Review Date: 6/2/2011 
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Somewhat lighter. However, it's got everything that I like in an aged Left Bank Bordeaux, including a nice pencil lead finish. Moderate tannins. Big enough to hold it's own with food. Open this bottle and don't touch it for a few hours.
Drink to 2013

 By: David Hatchell |  Review Date: 3/19/2011 
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I just picked a bottle of this up and downed it with some corned beef hash tonight. I let it breathe about an hour before drinking and it was very pleasant- Very rustic in the nose, but the balance came into play with a little time in the glass. It had enough structure and grip to hold it together with some pleasant fruit in the mid-palate to pique your interest. I would highly recommend this for an everyday mature Bordeaux. It is a simple mature wine- but effective.
Drink from 2011 to 2013

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Estephe

- The northern-most of the Medoc communes, St. Estephe is quickly becoming one of the favorite areas for both high quality and great value Bordeaux reds. While it has fewer classified growths than the other communes, it also boasts some of the hottest up and coming chateaux of the last several. The most famous chateaux are the second growths Montrose and Cos d'Estournel with Calon Segur (3rd growth), Lafon Rochet (4th growth), and Cos Labory (5th growth) rounding out the cru classe wines. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the area, but plantings of Merlot are on the rise resulting in rounder, fatter, flashier wines than in years past.