Owned by Jean-Michel Cazes, who also run prestigious Château Lynch-Bages, the estate is one of St-Estèphe’s leading Cru Bourgeois.
Les Ormes de Pez is full bodied and rich with black berry fruits, oaky flavours and smooth tannins.
The 2016 Les Ormes de Pez has a tightly wound, graphite-scented bouquet that needs a little coaxing from the glass but eventually reveals discreet minerally scents mixed with sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied with quite succulent tannin, and certainly more approachable than the Les Ormes de Pez of the past, delivering gentle grip toward the tarry finish. This is a finely crafted Saint-Estèphe from team Cazes. Drink 2020-2045.- 92 pts Neal Martin, vinous.com