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2000 Clos de l'Oratoire

  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 75 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 47774-2000-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($60) Medium ruby. Roasted red and black fruits and a meaty nuance on the nose. Sweet, fat and very ripe; seems more Pomerol in style than St. Emilion. Finishes with full, ripe tannins. |A bon-bon, not an intellectual wine,| says proprietor Stephan von Neipperg.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Subtle, yet rich. Refined, yet powerful. Full-bodied, with super silky tannins, yet it's elegant and caressing. Joy to taste. Fantastic l'Oratoire. From the same people who bring you La Mondotte and Canon-La GaffeliŠre. 3,750 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    This is one of St-Emilion's foothill (pieds de cotes) vineyards planted with 90% Merlot and equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vinification is classic Stephan von Neipperg and Stephane Derenoncourt. Undoubtedly the finest effort this property has yet produced, the black-colored 2000 offers up sexy notes of espresso, chocolate, Asian spices, black cherry liqueur, and blackberries. Opulent, chewy, and powerful, this deep, full-bodied wine has layers of ripe fruit, huge power, yet a classic, well-delineated style. A brilliant wine.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Very, very deep colour, almost black. Oddly light nose with a hint of sawdust and pickle which is a bit worrying. Very thick and extracted and drying towards the finish. Lack of real fruity core. Just colour and mass really.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 91

    A big powerful wine, still a lot of tannins. Good fruit, but needs to soften up. This could have done with another 5 years, amazing !
    Author: Phil the Greek
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Inky color with blackberries and brambles on the nose. Rich taste of black fruit and smoke with a brief funky note on the finish. Can certainly taste the cab franc in this one. Served this with a beef tenderloin with Madeira sauce and that didn't help the wine. I liked the wine better the next day and would pair it with a lamb dish.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2017
    Author: ebgreenb
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: marv
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Solid, thick wine.
    Author: Charley
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1045 bottles owned
  • 148 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 148 collectors)