2012 Clos de l'Oratoire Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • VN 93
  • JS 92
  • JL 91
  • WS 90

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Reg: $54.94

$48.94

This product is
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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
One of the von Neipperg estates, the 2012 Clos de l'Oratoire is an undeniable success story. Dense ruby/purple, with plenty of crème de cassis, roasted coffee, licorice and spice, full-bodied, opulent and sexy, it is a... expand One of the von Neipperg estates, the 2012 Clos de l'Oratoire is an undeniable success story. Dense ruby/purple, with plenty of crème de cassis, roasted coffee, licorice and spice, full-bodied, opulent and sexy, it is a hedonist’s dream wine. Pure and long, it has a great finish and terrific palate presence. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. Yields were exceptionally small in 2012 – 25 hectoliters per hectare. - Robert Parker collapse
VN 93
Vinous, January 2016
A deep, dense wine, the 2012 Clos de l'Oratoire is going to need at least a few years to settle down. Today, distinctly stony, mineral notes dominate. With some coaxing, hints of dark red cherry, plum, mocha, wild flowers... expand A deep, dense wine, the 2012 Clos de l'Oratoire is going to need at least a few years to settle down. Today, distinctly stony, mineral notes dominate. With some coaxing, hints of dark red cherry, plum, mocha, wild flowers and smoke start to emerge, hinting at the wine's potential. The 2012 is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Proprietor Stephan von Neipperg gave the 2012 30 days on the skins and aged the wine in 60% new oak. collapse
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, February 2015
Intense nose showing dark cherries, dried flowers and soft spices. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, fresh acidity and a long, spicy finish. Beautifully crafted. Drink now or in 2016.
JL 91
TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2017
Showing nicely, with only a few years of age, the licorice, cherry, earth and floral notes are already in plain view. Soft, refined, and with plenty of fruit in the middle, give it another couple of years for more... expand Showing nicely, with only a few years of age, the licorice, cherry, earth and floral notes are already in plain view. Soft, refined, and with plenty of fruit in the middle, give it another couple of years for more complexity. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2012+Clos+de+l%27Oratoire+ collapse
WS 90
Wine Spectator, March 2015
This has a ripe, fleshy feel, offering a core of plum, fig and boysenberry fruit laced with licorice, carrying through the toasty yet integrated finish. Very solidly built for the vintage. Best from 2016 through 2020... expand This has a ripe, fleshy feel, offering a core of plum, fig and boysenberry fruit laced with licorice, carrying through the toasty yet integrated finish. Very solidly built for the vintage. Best from 2016 through 2020. 3,583 cases made. — JM collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork