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90-92: The Château Ormes des Pez 2014 is picked from 24 September with the young merlot and finishing around 12 October. It was cropped at 32 hectoliter per hectare. Small red cherries and kirsch form the bouquet, quite forward and perfumed with touches of lavender emerging with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied, the tannins succulent for Les Ormes de Pez and imparting a fleshier and more approachable texture. This is nicely balanced with a touch of graphite on the finish lending it an almost Pauillac-like personality. Don't under-estimate this Saint Estèphe.
93: From a château that performed extremely well in 2014, just like its stablemate Lynch-Bages, this is marked by the high, record-equalling percentage of Merlot, softening its rougher edges. Aromatic, textured and sweeetly oaked, it gained concentration from the low yields of 32 hectolires per hectare. (13.17%; 47CS, 44Me, 7CF, 2PV)