2022 Château Ormes de Pez, Cru Bourgeois St-Estèphe

2022 Château Ormes de Pez, Cru Bourgeois St-Estèphe

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Tasted April 2023. 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 51% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot. 14.3% abv.Bramble, black plum, perfume and vanilla on the nose, with some more aromatic and juicy blue fruit on the palate. Integrated complex nutty, creamy notes from 45% new oak. Bright initially, it also has some more sturdy structure and stony notes as the palate carries on, then finishes silky and long.

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    51% Merlot
    39% Cabernet Sauvignon
    8% Cabernet Franc
    2% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2045info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Cru Bourgeois

Tasting notes

In line with the rest of the St Estèphe appellation in terms of its plum colour and vivid violet rim, this is already promising to be easy to drink, with supple velvet tannins, cocoa bean, caramel, sweet blackberry fruits, fig tart, patisserie cream, spice red peppers, it retains the appealingly unfussy welcome of Ormes de Pez even with the ripe signatures of the vintage. Blend finished February. Quantity down 40% after hail in June. 45% new oak.

Jane Anson, janeanson.com (May 2023)

Another brilliant Saint-Estèphe, the 2022 Château Ormes De Pez offers up lots of ripe blue and black fruits as well textbook earth, crushed stone, and graphite. Showing more nuance and floral notes with time in the glass, this medium to full-bodied effort has plenty of mid-palate depth, velvety yet building tannins, and nicely integrated background oak. This serious wine is worth seeking out. Tasted twice.

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com (May 2023)

Exhibiting aromas of rich cassis, pencil shavings and petals, the 2022 Ormes de Pez is medium to full-bodied, broad and fleshy, with a deep core of fruit and plenty of powdery structuring tannin. It's a blend of 51% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate, Issue #266 (April 2023)

A juicy and fruity red with blackberry, black cherry and chocolate character. Full and round with freshness and intensity. Very spicy. Black olives, too. 51% merlot, 39% cabernet sauvignon, 8% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2023)

The 2022 Ormes de Pez is bold, pungent and savory, in classic Saint-Estèphe style. Gravel, cured meats, spice and leather give the 2022 a good bit of aromatic and flavor complexity. Medium in body, with good depth, the 2022 has a ton to offer. This is a terrific showing. Tasted two times.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2023)

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