The 2019 Ormes de Pez is ample and creamy, with a real sense of resonance that emerges with a bit of time in the glass. Inky dark fruit, leather, licorice and scorched earth are nicely pushed forward here. A wine of depth and power, Ormes de Pez is very nicely done.
Robert Parker 90
The 2019 Ormes de Pez exhibits generous aromas of sweet berry fruit, rose petals and pencil shavings, followed by a medium to full-bodied, lively and seamless palate that’s bright and integrated, with an elegantly fleshy core of fruit, fine tannins and a saline finish. Produced by the Cazes family of Chateau Lynch-Bages, this is invariably one of the most charming, friendly wines of Saint-Estephe.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2041
50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. Fragrant and less dense than many left-bank reds in this vintage. Lively, dry, dark and stony/mineral with a cool and elegant freshness. Dry, stony aftertaste. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2030-2045