Clos de l'Oratoire, St Emilion Grand Cru
    Clos de l'Oratoire

    Clos de l'Oratoire, St Emilion Grand Cru,

    Destination

    vintage

    Clos de l'Oratoire, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2005

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Clos de l'Oratoire, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2005

    Pronounced on the nose of fresh, crushed blackcurrant and blueberries; there is a deliciously chewy sweetness and concentration to the fruit on the palate and a pure, clean finish with very rounded tannins.

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    14%
    93/100
    Antonio Galloni, Vinous
    The 2005 Clos de L'Oratoire is a huge, bombastic wine. Its concentration and depth are impressive, to be sure. But I find the 2005 monolithic, heavy and one-dimensional. Copious new oak, espresso, blackberry jam and dried herbs are all amplified in this decidedly hedonistic Saint-Émilion. Some readers will surely appreciate this style more than I do, but I find it hard to get too excited about the 2005, although I must add that the wine showed well, even after having been opened more than 24 hours.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2021

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
    Appellation:
    style:
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    Clos de l'Oratoire

    Clos de l'Oratoire

    Working with Stephane Derenoncourt, Graf von Neipperg has exploited this well-placed vineyard to the maximum, producing intensely dark and powerful wines with real class.

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