Introducing the exquisite 2018 Les Ormes de Pez from the renowned Bordeaux region of France. This Bordeaux Blend red wine is a true testament to the mastery of winemaking and the artistry of the Les Ormes de Pez estate. With a deep, rich red color that shimmers in the glass, this wine is a visual delight.
On the nose, this wine reveals an enticing bouquet of perfumed blue fruits, leafy tobacco, cedar, and spring flowers. The aromas are vibrant and captivating, drawing you in with their complexity and elegance. As you take your first sip, a symphony of flavors unfolds on your palate. Ripe and lively, the core of red currant and bitter cherry fruit flavors is complemented by hints of lilac, charcoal, and savory notes. The wine showcases a remarkable balance between the sweet fruit and the ripe tannins, creating a harmonious and well-integrated profile.
Crafted with meticulous care, the 2018 Les Ormes de Pez is a blend of 50% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This wine has been aged in just 45% new French oak, allowing the fruit to shine while adding subtle layers of complexity.
Renowned wine critics have praised this wine for its exceptional quality and aging potential. Jeb Dunnuck awards it an impressive score of 92, describing it as a fresh, lively, and perfumed Saint-Estèphe that will benefit from a few years of bottle age. James Suckling rates it even higher, awarding it a remarkable 94 points and praising its density, liveliness, and spicy undertones.
With its powerful tannins, full body, and long finish, the 2018 Les Ormes de Pez is a wine that demands attention and promises a memorable drinking experience. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is a testament to the rich winemaking traditions of Bordeaux.