2009 Ormes de Pez, St-Estèphe
A big and chewy wine with plum and currant character. Full body, lots of tannins and a big backbone. Needs at least three to four years of age.
A delicious wine, so fruity. It does have the proper tannins but it is a wine that is already approachable with its sweet fruits-a pleasure to taste. However, for the future, watch those tannins. (RV)
This is tight and precise, with lots of cut from start to finish, as chiseled graphite and iron notes support the dark currant, mulled fig and crushed blackberry fruit. Long and toasty, but well-integrated on the lilac-tinged finish. Best from 2013 through 2022. (JM)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A big, fruity, hedonistic style of wine, the 2009 Les Ormes de Pez has a dense ruby/purple color, notes of incense and barbecue smoke and oodles of black berry and cassis fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, with silky tannins and low acidity. This attractive, very hedonistic style of wine should drink well for at least a decade. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and mint are lifted by a floral note. Supple, dry and vinous, showing a classic Saint-Estephe coolness and finesse. Not at all sweet but offers good penetration to its suave dark fruit flavors. The building tannins coat the front teeth. Nicely done. (ST)
*1/2V At UGC: Chunky, but with very sweet black fruit aromas and flavors. Fine balance and long on the palate. Their best? At property: Intense spicy blackberry aromas. Round, rather soft tannins hidden by fruit.