Château-Les-Ormes Saint Julien 2009
One of the few Saint-Julien chateaus that is not a cru classé, les Ormes has had a fine success in 2009. The wine has good density, a very poised feel. It has black fruits, firm, dark tannins and fresh acidity. With its structure and complexity, it will age for 6-8 years and more.
A frankly ripe, toasty style, with dark espresso, licorice and wood spice notes leading the way for plum cake and blackberry fruit. A fleshy, roasted edge hangs through the finish. A bit overt in style, but still rather solid. Drink now through 2017.