2010 Clos de l'Oratoire Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • JS 95
  • WS 95
  • WA 94
  • JL 94
  • NM 91

Reviews for 2010 Clos de l'Oratoire Bordeaux Blend

JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Love the finish to this. It really kicks in with bright acidity citrus and blackberries and minerals too. This is complex. Full and super silky. Loving it!
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
A ripe mouthfilling style with lots of roasted spice dark fig currant confiture and mulled plum notes. The juicy fleshy finish still has some toast to soak up but there's great underlying acidity. -J.M.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: This has been a wonderfully consistent satisfying wine since the estate was acquired by Stephan von Neipperg over a decade ago. The 2010 looks to be one of the most powerful and concentrated wines ever made here... 2010: This has been a wonderfully consistent satisfying wine since the estate was acquired by Stephan von Neipperg over a decade ago. The 2010 looks to be one of the most powerful and concentrated wines ever made here. Yields were a very modest 30 hectoliters per hectare and the final blend 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet France achieved a whopping 14.8% natural alcohol. Huge notes of licorice incense blackberry and cassis liqueur intermixed with smoke and toast are all present in this full-bodied opulent fleshy wine which has an unctuous texture super purity and a long finish. This is a broad juicy and savory St.-Emilion that will be drinkable early on and evolve for 12-15+ years.
JL 94
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare and a biodynamic approach the property produced a wine from a blend of 95% Merlot and Cabernet Franc that will be aged in 75% new oak. Vanilla fennel black cherry fresh herbs... From low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare and a biodynamic approach the property produced a wine from a blend of 95% Merlot and Cabernet Franc that will be aged in 75% new oak. Vanilla fennel black cherry fresh herbs lush textures silky tannins sweet licorice covered jammy berries and chocolate.
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc the Clos l'Oratoire has a very opulent bouquet of macerated black cherry bilberry and a touch of crushed raspberry. The palate has a very sweet entry a lot of extract here real... A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc the Clos l'Oratoire has a very opulent bouquet of macerated black cherry bilberry and a touch of crushed raspberry. The palate has a very sweet entry a lot of extract here real grippy tannins just missing a little tension and freshness towards the masculine finish.