Château Ormes de Pez 2012
• Domaine: Château Ormes de Pez
• A.O.C.: Saint-Estèphe
• Classification: Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel
Château Ormes de Pez is owned by the Cazes family who also owns Château Lynch-Bages, the grand cru classé of Pauillac. According to the family, the wines from Ormes de Pez are made with the same care and attention as those from Château Lynch-Bages:
"Our technical teams, overseen by Tonio Sanfins, prioritise integrated methods of agriculture which include the use of neutral products for the environment, optimised plant-health control and fallow periods for soil rest. Grapes are harvested by hand."
"A wine that is seamless and pretty with currant, berry and ultra-fine tannins. Medium to full body and a clean finish. Needs three to four years of age really to come together. Fleshy for the vintage. Lots of merlot here at 44%, though 46% is cabernet sauvignon, 8% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot." JamesSuckling.com, Rating: 92