Château Ormes de Pez

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.158 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

My first bottle opening of a 2009 Bordeaux. We’ve tasted a number of 2009’s, this is the first one we’ve opened. Showing the glory of 2009, even in a lesser bottling. I’ll say it again, for the value buyer of Bordeaux’s, buy good producers second, third or other wines. 2009, perhaps, the best Bordeaux vintage since 1982.

Good first look to judge better more expensive, quality producers of 2009 Bordeaux wines for when to best open your first. I would say those need another 8-10 years more in bottle to have them fully shine to buying expectations.

Family member from the Jean-Michel Cazes family that brings us Lynch Bages.

The 2009 shows better on its own than with our Wagyu Ribcap.

It simply shows the elegant beauty of the vintage. It brings similarities to 1982.

It shows velvet tannins with ripe, ruby fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, black cherries, poached strawberries & raspberries. Bay leaf, wet clay, dark spice with heat, limestone, dry, crushed rocks, nutmeg, clove, soft cinnamon & understated vanillin, black licorice, dry twig, spearmint, tough leather, dry tobacco, graphite, oak barrel shavings with fresh & slightly withering; dark, red, purple florals. Acidity for days. Straight up; lush, well knitted and balanced finish that persists nicely for minutes.

Photos of; Chateau Ormes de Pez, Saint-Estephe vineyard, inside the Chateau-breakfast room and their barrel room.

1/15/21

My first bottle opening of a 2009 Bordeaux. We’ve tasted a number of 2009’s, this is the first one we’ve opened. Showing the glory of 2009, even in a lesser bottling. I’ll say it again, for the value buyer of Bordeaux’s, buy good producers second, third or other wines. 2009, perhaps, the best Bordeaux vintage since 1982.

Good first look to judge better more expensive, quality producers of 2009 Bordeaux wines for when to best open your first. I would say those need another 8-10 years more in bottle to have them fully shine to buying expectations.

Family member from the Jean-Michel Cazes family that brings us Lynch Bages.

The 2009 shows better on its own than with our Wagyu Ribcap.

It simply shows the elegant beauty of the vintage. It brings similarities to 1982.

It shows velvet tannins with ripe, ruby fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, black cherries, poached strawberries & raspberries. Bay leaf, wet clay, dark spice with heat, limestone, dry, crushed rocks, nutmeg, clove, soft cinnamon & understated vanillin, black licorice, dry twig, spearmint, tough leather, dry tobacco, graphite, oak barrel shavings with fresh & slightly withering; dark, red, purple florals. Acidity for days. Straight up; lush, well knitted and balanced finish that persists nicely for minutes.

Photos of; Chateau Ormes de Pez, Saint-Estephe vineyard, inside the Chateau-breakfast room and their barrel room.

1/15/21

Jan 16th, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

Smooth and velvety with notes of black currants, fresh blackberries and iron

Smooth and velvety with notes of black currants, fresh blackberries and iron

Apr 22nd, 2018
Andrew Harris

Dark cherries green pepper chocolate and leather med + tannin med acidity ++ alc

Dark cherries green pepper chocolate and leather med + tannin med acidity ++ alc

2 people found it helpfulJul 26th, 2014
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Dark cassis, red florals and milk chocolate on the nose. Blackberries, dark cherries, cooked strawberries, creamed raspberries, dry cranberries, sawdust, spice, tea, some cola, the high tannins are resolving, lower acid, juicy fruits make for an enjoyable finish. Great value wine for a 2009. Drinks well now and for the next 10 plus years. Made by The technical team at Lynch Bages.

Dark cassis, red florals and milk chocolate on the nose. Blackberries, dark cherries, cooked strawberries, creamed raspberries, dry cranberries, sawdust, spice, tea, some cola, the high tannins are resolving, lower acid, juicy fruits make for an enjoyable finish. Great value wine for a 2009. Drinks well now and for the next 10 plus years. Made by The technical team at Lynch Bages.

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2016
Cameron Parry

Bright acid, ripe red fruit, nice Brett. Great mouthfeel and balance.

Bright acid, ripe red fruit, nice Brett. Great mouthfeel and balance.

May 31st, 2017
Fernando Motta

Etiqueta manchada pero vino "spotless" concentrado y seductivo como sólo puede producir Saint-Estèphe. Disfrutándolo con the original five.

Etiqueta manchada pero vino "spotless" concentrado y seductivo como sólo puede producir Saint-Estèphe. Disfrutándolo con the original five.

Jan 4th, 2014
Jeroen Koenen

Modern, plush, suave. Drinking perfectly right now.

Modern, plush, suave. Drinking perfectly right now.

Jan 29th, 2021
Keith Crump

Bright cassis with a herbal note, restrained and not over oaked

Bright cassis with a herbal note, restrained and not over oaked

Jul 28th, 2018
Ned Clark

Special on the second day.

Special on the second day.

May 21st, 2018
John Malcolm

Solid, medium-bodied wine. Took a while to open up. Dark berries and spices. Paired well with duck.

Solid, medium-bodied wine. Took a while to open up. Dark berries and spices. Paired well with duck.

Dec 14th, 2017