2000 Clos de l'Oratoire 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion | Grand Cru Classe/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

IWC 90   WA 94   WS 92   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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: Issue 108

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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.

Drink Dates: 2006-2019
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 146

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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 Gaffelière. 3,750 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 90
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/15/2015
Drink Dates:
Solid, thick wine.

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Rating: 92
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Mature

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Rating: 91
Author: Phil the Greek
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/27/2011
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 !

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Rating: 92
Author: ebgreenb
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/18/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2017
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.

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Average rating: 88, based on 7 reviews
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1785 bottles owned by 361 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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