Chateau Clos de l'Oratoire Saint Emilion 2020 750ml - The Grape Tray
Chateau Clos de l'Oratoire Saint Emilion 2020 750ml
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Chateau Clos de l'Oratoire Saint Emilion 2020

  • jd94
  • v94+
  • wa92
  • ws91


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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Brand Chateau Clos de l'Oratoire
Alcohol/vol 13.5%

Winery Notes:

Clos de l'Oratoire is round, smooth, and very seductive. It has a beautiful deep crimson colour and powerful fruity aromas. Merlot provides roundness and opulence, whereas Cabernet Franc contributes power, aromatic complexity, and a long aftertaste. Although Clos de l'Oratoire can be enjoyed seven years after the vintage, it is, above all, a wine with fine ageing potential.

Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd94

Another head-turningly good Right Bank is the 2020 Clos De L'Oratoire, which comes from the team of Stephan von Neipperg. This medium to full-bodied, focused, elegant 2020 has good concentration, the vintage's pure, layered profile, classic aromas of black raspberry, cassis, graphite, and flowers, and plenty of chalky minerality on the finish. A quintessential 2020, give bottles 2-4 years and enjoy over the following decade or so.

March 29, 2023
  • v94+

The 2020 Clos de l'Oratoire is a powerhouse. Blackberry, gravel, smoke, incense, crushed rocks and dried herbs hit the palate as this potent, structured Saint-Émilion opens up. This is an especially virile, tannic wine that is going to need time to settle down. The balance of fruit intensity and structure is compelling, to say the least. But this needs time.

December 2022
Wine Advocate
  • wa92

The 2020 Clos de l'Oratoire is seamless and charming, offering up aromas of sweet cherries, blackberries, violets and licorice, followed by a medium to full-bodied, velvety and harmonious palate. This gourmand, Merlot-dominant bottling will offer a wide drinking window.

April 6, 2023
Wine Spectator
  • ws91

Reveals ripe plum and blackberry fruit that meld nicely with hints of anise, black tea and singed alder. The focused and fine-grained finish has a late savory sparkle for range. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2034. 3,500 cases made, 400 cases imported.

March 31, 2023

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