2011 Ormes de Pez, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)
Ripe and sweet tannins combine easily with this wine’s juicy fruit and spice notes. All of the elements hang comfortably together.
This has crunchy acidity, with herb-inflected plum, currant and cherry pit notes. Lots of aromas swirling here, with brisk length.
The wine shows very pretty fruit with spices and milk chocolate. Full body, with velvety tannins and an attractive finish.
Meaty cassis. Firm, chewy, all structure at the moment. Dark and dense but not tough but making no effort to please. Though at the very end the fruit reappears as a reminder.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An elegant, medium-bodied, front end-loaded effort, the dark ruby/plum-tinged 2011 Les Ormes de Pez offers attractive red and black fruits intermixed with dusty, loamy soil undertones, and medium body. This soft, consumer-friendly St.-Estephe should drink nicely for 7-8 years. It is a sleeper of the vintage.
½*V 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Trey: Lots of blackberry fruits, red currants and spicy edges. Slightly herbal, but overall a good effort. Firm.