750ml RED Chateau Ormes de Pez, Saint Estephe 2006$ 87
A lot of sweet vanillary new oak on the opulent, quite showy nose. A touch of violets begins to develop in the glass, with a scent of brown sugar in the background.
The palate is well balanced with good acidity, supple black toasty fruits and layers of new oak. Cedar, cassis and blackcurrants on the finish. A sturdy Saint Estèphe that should improve in barrel.
89-90 points Neil Martin