2018 Clos de l'Oratoire Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JD 95 VN 95 JS 94 JL 94 DC 93 WA 93
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

(95+ points)The team of Stephan von Neipperg knocked it out of the park in 2018, producing a brilliant lineup of wines. The 2018 Clos De L'Oratoire checks in as 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc that was brought up in 45%...
VN 95

Vinous, March 2021

The 2018 Clos de l'Oratoire is an absolutely gorgeous wine that needs quite some time to release all of its aromatic intensity, nuance and energy. Bright floral notes soar over a core of dense, red-toned fruit as the 2018...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, February 2021

Aromas of fresh blackberries, dried leaves, bitter chocolate, lemon zest and walnuts. Some wet earth, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Tight, focused layers. Rather juicy wine. Better from...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2019

(92-94) Medium bodied, elegant, fresh and charming! At the core of this wine you'll find licorice, smoke, cherry, flowers, wet earth, soft tannins and a dried, red pit fruit finish. The wine was made from blending 85%...
DC 93

Decanter, November 2020

Deep plum colour, this has the rich texture and multi-layered dried herbs and spice feel that you often get with Clos de l'Oratoire. Juicy damson fruits come in through the mid palate and this is big and confident, and...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

The 2018 Clos de l'Oratoire sports a deep garnet-purple color and rock-star nose of plum preserves, chocolate-covered cherries and mulberries, plus hints of candied violets, licorice and Sichuan pepper with a waft of...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2018
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Clos de l'Oratoire, a Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. This wine embodies elegance, freshness, and charm, making it a true gem for wine enthusiasts.

In the glass, this red wine unveils a deep plum color, captivating the eye with its rich and alluring appearance. The nose is an orchestra of enticing aromas, where licorice, smoke, cherry, flowers, and wet earth intertwine harmoniously. As the wine opens up, delightful scents of dried, red pit fruits emerge, adding complexity and depth to the bouquet.

On the palate, the Clos de l'Oratoire reveals its medium-bodied nature, accompanied by soft tannins that caress the tongue. The flavors dance on the palate, showcasing notes of blue fruits, scorched earth, violets, cedarwood, and dried flowers. These vibrant flavors are beautifully balanced, offering a pure and seamless experience from start to finish.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck was captivated by this wine, awarding it an impressive score of 95 points. He commended its crunchy and vibrant style, emphasizing its impeccable balance, elegance, and purity. Dunnuck further suggested that this wine has the potential to evolve over the next three decades, making it an excellent choice for long-term aging.

With an alcohol content of 14.5%, the 2018 Clos de l'Oratoire is a wine that demands attention and respect. Its remarkable structure and finesse make it a remarkable companion for hearty dishes such as roasted lamb or prime rib.

Overall, this vintage of Clos de l'Oratoire is a testament to the exceptional winemaking skills of the team at Clos de l'Oratoire. It is a wine that embodies the essence of Saint Emilion, offering a sensory journey that is both captivating and unforgettable. Indulge in this masterpiece and allow it to transport you to the picturesque vineyards of Bordeaux.