2015 Clos de l'Oratoire



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Average critic rating : 92.5 points

92-94

92-94

A real stand out, the2015 Clos de l'Oratoire is powerful yet also wonderfully focused. Beams of acidity and tannin give the 2015 its sense of direction, while expressive floral notes add considerable brightness. The 2015 is intense yet also impeccable in its balance. The purity and breadth of the Merlot is striking. Readers will have to be patient with the 2015, as it is one of the most intense, hulking wines of the year. Tasted two times. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

91-93

91-93

The 2015 Clos de la L'Oratoire is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked between 25-30 September at 45 hl/ha. Matured in 40% new oak, it has perhaps the most reticent bouquet at the moment, yet there is very pure dark cherry and blackberry fruit here, very "cool" aromatically and with several swirls of the glass it begins to find its voice. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. There is good density here, very well balanced, very precise with perhaps the best tension on the finish that I have discerned in this particular Saint Emilion. This comes highly recommended. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2018-2032

95-96

95-96

A depth and texture that is very unique for this estate with blackberry, stone and mineral undertones. Full and tight. Wonderful length and style. Precise. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

91-94

91-94

Juicy and balled up for now, with a licorice note coating the plum and raspberry fruit flavors. Has a singed vanilla edge to the finish, though this shows signs of being absorbed by the bright fruit. Should unfurl nicely after the élevage. Likely a solid buy. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

16

16

90% Merlot, 40% new oak. Very dark crimson. Fresh salty nose. Really pretty sweet on the palate but there is (just) enough freshness. Not a big wine, but should give pleasure. Just very slightly drying on the end. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2022-2032

93

93

Sourced from a combination of young Cabernet Franc and old Merlot vines, both cultivated organically, Stephan von Neipperg’s red is smooth, chalky and deeply coloured, with crunchy red and black fruits and a stylish patina of oak. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2020-2028



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Clos de l'Oratoire 2015
+£24.33     (+8.69%) Latest price:  £304.33
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