Robert Parker 89 Points
A big, fruity, hedonistic style of wine, the 2009 Les Ormes de Pez has a dense ruby/purple color, notes of incense and barbecue smoke and oodles of black berry and cassis fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, with silky tannins and low acidity. This attractive, very hedonistic style of wine should drink well for at least a decade.
Wine Spectator 92 Points
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. Best from 2013 through 2022. 18,500 cases made. –JM
Neal Martin's Wine Journal 90 Points
Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. The Les Ormes de Pez is a little taciturn on the nose, perhaps due to its recent bottling, struggling to rustle up blackberry, tar and cedar aromas. They will evolve with time. The palate is medium-bodied and packed full of black, tarry fruit. Good acidity and composed towards the finish, although it needs to develop that elusive element...a personality. Wait and see. Tasted October 2011.
Jancis Robinson 17+/20 Points
Very dark. Lively and dense and complex. Thick and sweet. Pretty dry finish - arguably more typical St-Estèphe than most. Lots there, not least alcohol, but a wine to reckon with! Date tasted 1st April 2010. Drink 2017-2030.
Decanter 17/20 Points
Purple red, good ripe cassis fruit, good balanced richness and good length, a supple, harmonious wine. Drink 2014-20.