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.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.