Chateau Les Ormes de Pez 2001
Item No.: WDFR0064
Winery: Chateau Les Ormes de Pez
Region(s): Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Estephe
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Description: Chateau Les Ormes de Pez is one of St-Estephe's leading Cru Bourgeois properties. It was bought by Jean-Charles Cazes in 1936 and is now owned and run by Jean-Michel Cazes. The latter owns Lynch-Bages The estate is located just outside the village of Pez in the northern part of the St-Estephe commune. There are 32 hectares of vineyards, which lie on soils rich in gravel on a subsoil of sand and clay. They are planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The grapes are hand-harvested and then fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats. The wine is then matured in a combination of one and two-year-old barrels from Lynch-Bages. In the last decade, the wines have become richer and more fruit-driven - selection at harvest has become more rigorous and the proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend has been increased. The wines normally require at least 5 years of bottle ageing to show at their best.
Tasting Note: Some earthiness, but it opens to some good plum fruit character and a light toasted oak undertone. Medium body. Good tannins. Straightforward finish. Spicy. Slightly more stylish than the 2000. Best after 2007. 17,000 cases made
Vintage: 2001
Rating: WS 89
Volume: 750ml
HK $368.00 HK $328.00