2014 Clos de l'Oratoire Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 93
  • WS 92
  • WA 91
  • VN 90

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JS 93
jamessuckling.com, February 2017
This is already really delicious. The black-fruit aromas are really ripe, but there’s no hint of jammy stuff. Tastes simultaneously juicy and creamy, and the tannins are so graceful: The wine glides across the palate. If... This is already really delicious. The black-fruit aromas are really ripe, but there’s no hint of jammy stuff. Tastes simultaneously juicy and creamy, and the tannins are so graceful: The wine glides across the palate. If it were more subtle, the score would go even higher.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, March 2017
Shows lovely fruit, with waves of blueberry, plum and boysenberry compote rolling over each other. The polished structure is well-embedded, while the finish lets a graphite note peek out. Emphasizes purity rather than... Shows lovely fruit, with waves of blueberry, plum and boysenberry compote rolling over each other. The polished structure is well-embedded, while the finish lets a graphite note peek out. Emphasizes purity rather than extraction. Best from 2018 through 2028. 4,667 cases made. –JM
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017
The 2014 Clos l'Oratoire has certainly lost its bashful personality since en primeur, now in bottle, much more exuberant with pure cranberry, boysenberry and orange rind aromas, nicely delineated with impressive... The 2014 Clos l'Oratoire has certainly lost its bashful personality since en primeur, now in bottle, much more exuberant with pure cranberry, boysenberry and orange rind aromas, nicely delineated with impressive intensity. The palate is smooth, almost velvety on the entry, a plush and quite luscious Saint Emilion with impressive volume and presence. It might lack a little delineation, but there is satisfying length as those mulberry and raspberry notes persist and linger long after the wine has departed. This surpasses my expectations. - Neal Martin
VN 90
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2018
The 2014 Clos de l’Oratoire has an earthy, slightly meaty bouquet, more forward than its peers but well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fleshy with moderate depth, gaining more tension towards the... The 2014 Clos de l’Oratoire has an earthy, slightly meaty bouquet, more forward than its peers but well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fleshy with moderate depth, gaining more tension towards the finish that completes this Saint-Émilion with some style. Good but maybe early-drinking. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. -- Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2014