Chateau Les Ormes de Pez (Futures Pre-sale) 2012
Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"Bright and open-knit, with cherry and damson plum fruit carried by sleek, silky tannins. The tangy minerality takes over on the finish, revealing the austere side of the vintage. Exhibits fine range. Score range: 88-91 "
"This is juicy and delicious with a chocolate, berry and spice. Hints of meat. Full body. Ripe fruit and savory. Fleshy for the vintage. Lots of Merlot in this with 44%. 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.
"Fully saturated deep purple. Cassis, soy sauce reduction and coffee on the nose. Then big and chunky on the palate, with mounting floral perfume and good length to the dark berry and plum flavors. Finishes with a creamy mouthfeel, a rarity in 2012 Bordeaux. Very serious wine, with good flesh.
Barrel Sample: 87-89 Points"
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Learn About Chateau 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.
Chateau Les Ormes des Pez has very homogenous soil (a clay gravel mixture...
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(saint ess-TEFF) Rugged Northerner St.-Estephe is the northernmost of the 4 communes hugging the Dordogne river in the Northern Haut-Medoc area of Bordeaux. While the appellation has no premier crus (first growths) of its own, it's southernmost chateau, Cos d'Estournel, is a highly acclaimed second growth, geographically separated from the famed Lafite-Rothschild in Pauillac by...
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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...
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