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Date Printed: 8/30/2015
Chateau Les Ormes de Pez  2010
Chateau Les Ormes de Pez 2010
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James Suckling rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2015: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2014 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wines from Ormes de Pez are powerful yet characterised by their harmonious structure. They are indulgent, pleasurable and combine a smooth, fleshy texture with the distinctive elegance of a Saint-Estèphe.

Made using the traditional grape varieties, these wines are rich, full-bodied and generous. They are made of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and complemented by a significant amount of Merlot for a combination of longevity and smoothness. The resulting wines are rich and fruity with a rather imposing tannic backbone. They are seductive in their youth and develop their finesse after a few years of bottle age.

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About Château Les Ormes De Pez:

Some very old ormes (elm trees), which no longer exist, account for the name of this property, whose history can be traced back to the 18th century. The 35-hectare vineyard is located around the hamlet of Pez and is divided into two main plots, in the center and north of the commune of Saint-Estephe.

Château Les Ormes des Pez has very homogenous soil (a clay gravel mixture typical of Saint-Estephe) and many of the vines are quite old. The grapes are hand-picked. After selecting the vats and blending, the wine is aged in oak barrels for 15 months in a magnificent cellar overlooking the courtyard.