2016 Ormes de Pez, Saint-Estephe (750ml) »FUTURES«

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2016 Ormes de Pez
# FROPCS16AE
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint-Estephe
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Review Score: 95WE, 94JS, 94WA, 93CM, 93WS

This is a FUTURES item. 2016 futures will begin arriving in 2019. > 36 bottles available.

$31.48
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This dense wine is full of generous fruits and a fine structure. Already balanced, notes of blackberry are hit with touches of spice and dark chocolate. Made by the team at Lynch-Bages, this has similar elegance.

93-95 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (2017)

Powerful and structured with lots of blueberry, blackberry and currant character. Full-bodied, tight and tannic yet polished and beautiful. Fantastic. Juicy.

93-94 points, James Suckling (Apr 2017)

The 2016 Les Ormes de Pez is a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 52% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked from 28 September until 12 October. It has an impressive bouquet: blackcurrants, boysenberry and crème de cassis, all with very well integrated new oak. There is a lot of panache here, a word perhaps I have not associated with this Saint Estèphe in recent years. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a lovely grainy texture, quite pure with lovely blackberry, melted tar and slightly savory, almost meaty notes. Harmonious right to the end, this is an excellent Les Ormes de Pez that seems to revel in the 2016 vintage. This might be one of the best wines from the estate.

92-94 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 230 - Apr 2017)

Tasted at UGC – Hangar 14. Almost opaque; deeply hued, one of the darkest wines in the group. Very robust aromatically, one of the most intense, full throttle Ormes de Pez vintages I've encountered. Aromatically, the minerality, smokey new wood and cornucopia of black and red fruits are perfectly integrated. The balance is amazing. The wine is very full bodied, mouth coating, palate satiating. A decade worth of tasting this wine, I cannot recall another as intense. Serious wine, amazing value.

91-93 points, Christopher Massie, B-21 Head Fine Wine Buyer (Apr 2017)

This sports a juicy core of damson plum and red currant fruit, backed by a strong mineral edge that lends ample cut and drive to the finish. Shows pleasant austerity, with the structure to age.

90-93 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Apr 2017)