2000 Les Ormes de Pez, St-Estèphe
So youthful now with lots of thick spicy fruit. Still tight but loads going on. Thick and powerful. A little four square. But there. Serious.
Wine & Spirits
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Fully mature, this nice chunky, fleshy wine displays notes of jus de viande, roasted herbs, plum sauce, black currants, and sweet cherries in a medium-bodied, savory, fruit-forward style. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep red-ruby. Medicinal black cherry, shoe polish and mint on the nose. Fairly intense but cool flavors of cassis, mint and shoe polish are supported by a firm spine. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins. Showing well today. Very St. Estephe. (ST)
With its fine, ripe tannins and immediately attractive acidity, this is a wine which looks set to develop relatively fast but with style. (RV)
Shows the pebbly, slightly austere character typical of the AOC, with taut red currant, damson plum and lilac notes stretching out over a tangy iron edge. A light savory echo on the finish, and fully mature. (JM, Web-2016)
90-92 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "At en primeur: a lovely fleshy mocha tinged nose. Good intensity with fine balance. Well-structured with juicy tannins. Not a huge wine but very charming and generous. Great wine. Consistent when retasted at the UGC. Tasted November 2002."