Les Ormes de Pez 1990
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Tasting Notes and Scores
I had a good feeling about this wine when I last tasted it, but felt it needed a little more bottle ageing. It is certainly showing wonderfully well here lunching at The Ledbury. A very deep garnet colour. A lifted cedar and pencil-lead nose, blackberry leaf, charcoal and finally a hint of cold black tea. The palate is full-bodied with superb balance, vibrant acidity, plump black fruits, one of those St. Estephe wines that gets the saliva flowing, but easing up nicely towards the precise, dry finish. Very satisfying. Drink now-2020. Tasted August 2008.
Beautiful structure to this wine. Dark ruby color. Loads of tar and spice on the nose. Full-bodied and very concentrated, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. James Suckling
Good dark color. Briary, cherry-scented nose offers hints of tobacco and a faint weedy quality. Restrained, firm, spicy fruit offers good intensity and freshness. A chunky St. Estephe, with a ripe, briary finish.