Chateau Clos de l'Oratoire Saint Emilion 2018
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Chateau Clos de l'Oratoire Saint Emilion 2018

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Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Brand Chateau Clos de l'Oratoire
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
The Clos de l'Oratoire is a round and supple wine, very seductive by its powerful aromas of fruit and its deep purple robe. Merlot gives it both roundness and opulence while Cabernet Franc gives it power, aromatic complexity and length in the mouth.
Wine Spectator
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Fresh, bright and engaging, with damson plum, raspberry and cherry pâte de fruit notes bouncing along, laced with red licorice details and backed by a light Black Forest cake accent on the juicy finish. This seems like it's all fruit but the lovely cut and floral persistence through the finish imparts an elegant hint. Drink now through 2033. 5,833 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Clos de l'Oratoire is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 10-17 October and matured in 45% new oak. It has a fresh, perfumed and floral bouquet, with pressed rose petals infusing the red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit. There is a sense of airiness here that I like. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, slightly grainy tannin, hints of tobacco and leather complementing the black fruit with a welcome soupçon of austerity towards the masculine finish. Excellent.

Neal Martin, April 2017