2010 Ormes De Pez, St-Estèphe (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)
Wonderful aromas of currants and blackberries with hints of spices. Full body, with fabulous tannins and a long and creamy texture to the finish. I love the depth of fruit to this. Best ever from here. Great value for the vintage. Try in 2017.
Although this wine has tannins, it’s the fruit that shines, with its delicious black-currant flavor and acidity. It is more fine and elegant than it is powerful, a pleasant surprise from Saint-Estèphe in this vintage For medium-term aging.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby-red. Intense red cherry, raspberry and floral aromas are complicated by hints of cassis and dried herbs. Then quite fruity on the palate, with a luscious quality to the ripe red and black fruit flavors that suggests late-harvested grapes. Finishes clean and long, with a trace of heat and polished tannins. Quite successful.
Dark and winey, with good damson plum, black currant and mulled spice notes pushed by a tangy iron note and flecks of savory and chalk on the finish. The judicious toast lets the pure fruit drive along. Best from 2015 through 2025. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
Dark, spicy and ripe. Both juicy and dry on the palate as the fruit flows through the tannins. All in harmony even at this stage but certainly needs a while in bottle. 17/20 points.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A fleshy, attractive, up-front style of wine with plenty of sweet cherry and black currant fruit along with a hint of licorice, this wine is pure, medium-bodied and very fresh, with surprisingly low acidity for a 2010. Drink it over the next decade.
57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.