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Ormes de Pez 2020 En Primeur: “commendable character”

  • The wine is available for £225 (12×75) SEP.
  • It has been rated 92-94 by Neal Martin.
  • The new release looks Fair Value, though the 2019 is slightly cheaper.

Château Ormes de Pez has released at €18.60 per bottle ex-négociant, up 10.7% versus the 2019’s initial offer.

It is being offered by the trade for £225 per case, 7.1% above the 2019’s current Market Price.

According to the Fair Value Methodology, the 2020 is right on the line indicating good value. Both the 2019 and 2020 carry the same score from Benchmark Critic, Neal Martin, though the 2019 is marginally cheaper at £210 a dozen. See more Fair Value analysis below.

Critical opinion

Martin rated the 2020 92-94, saying it was “quite Pauillac in style” on the nose but “quintessential Saint-Estèphe” on the palate.

He thought it “less finessed” than other wines from the Cazes family’s stable – Lynch-Bages and Haut-Batailley – but with “commendable length and character”.

James Suckling rated the wine 92-93, like Martin noting the high percentage of Merlot (54%) in the blend. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW scored it 90-92 and Jane Anson 93-points.

Fair Value

With the same Benchmark Critic score as the 2019, the 2020 is ‘Fair Value’ though the 2019 at a 7% discount is a clear alternative.

Ormes de Pez prices have a strong correlation with age. The 2017, 2013, 2012 and 2011 vintages all show Fair Value though none are as well scored as the 2019 or 2020


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