2006 Clos de l'Oratoire Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WA 91
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2006 Clos de l'Oratoire Bordeaux Blend

WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon it is a surprisingly opulent flamboyant fleshy soft crowd-pleaser displaying abundant amounts of smoked herbs sweet black cherry and cassis fruit... A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon it is a surprisingly opulent flamboyant fleshy soft crowd-pleaser displaying abundant amounts of smoked herbs sweet black cherry and cassis fruit licorice espresso roast chocolate and toast. Full-bodied with superb concentration as well as a beautifully textured mouthfeel this 2006 should drink well for 10-15+ years. Like all of the Neipperg estates this wine's capsule has a clever anti-fraud device which I think will be increasingly employed by many French estates.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2009
This has plenty of ripe fruit with toasted bread and blackberry jam. Full-bodied with soft tannins. There's a solid core to this. Well done for the vintage. Best after 2014. -JS
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Full ruby-red. Inky blackberry black cherry licorice and minerals on the nose. Sweet and densely packed with a lush texture but also good enlivening minerality to the blueberry and dark chocolate flavors. Seamless and... Full ruby-red. Inky blackberry black cherry licorice and minerals on the nose. Sweet and densely packed with a lush texture but also good enlivening minerality to the blueberry and dark chocolate flavors. Seamless and vinous Saint-Emilion finishing with very suave tannins and noteworthy length and energy. An outperformer in 2006. 91 points
JJB 93
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2007
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