the 2005 Les Aromes de Pavie is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in primarily old oak for two years. Deep ruby/purple-hued, soft, fruity, medium to full-bodied, and spicy with hints of high class cigar tobacco mixed with cassis and sweet cherries, it possesses some of its bigger sibling’s personality, and is capable of lasting 10-12 years.
Deep ruby-red. Perfumed mineral and cassis aromas. Bright and juicy on the palate, with very good ripeness to the black berry, cedar and floral flavors. Soft, charming plum and cherry pie flavors with a gentle note of toast on the finish. Medium body, silky tannins.
A lovely, silky wine with plenty of layers of ripe tannins and subtle fruit. Medium-bodied. Fresh finish. Complex nose of celery seed, cigar, red currant, leather, cedar, plowed land. Soft texture, iron, currant and cherry flavors, good balance.
Château Les Ormes de Pez is a harmonious, spicy and distinctive wine that reveals the authenticity of its terroir in the Saint-Estephe appellation. It will charm you with its opulence, elegance and well-rounded structure. The palate offers robust tannins whilst retaining a smooth, fleshy side. This is tight and precise, with lots of cut from start to finish, as chiseled graphite and iron notes support the dark currant, mulled fig and crushed blackberry fruit. Long and toasty, but well-integrated on the lilac-tinged finish.