2018 Clos de l'Oratoire Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
2018 Clos de l'Oratoire Bordeaux Blend
  • JD 95
  • VN 95
  • JS 94
  • DC 93
  • WA 93

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JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, May 2019
(93-95 points) From the stable of Stephan von Neipperg, the 2018 Clos De L'Oratoire is a ripe, sexy blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc aging in 45% new oak, that offers an upfront bouquet of blueberries, violets...   (93-95 points) From the stable of Stephan von Neipperg, the 2018 Clos De L'Oratoire is a ripe, sexy blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc aging in 45% new oak, that offers an upfront bouquet of blueberries, violets, spice box, and incense and has notable complexity. With a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, a seamless texture, and excellent length, it’s a classic wine from this estate, offering both opulence and elegance. It will keep for 20+ years.  
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...   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 gradually shows off its considerable allure. The 2018 is vivid and striking, with character to burn. -- Antonio Galloni  
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...   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 2025.  
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...   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 well balanced by slate minerality through the finish.  
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...   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 tapenade. The medium to full-bodied palate is laden with juicy black fruits plus loads of exotic spice and earthy accents, supported by very ripe, soft tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2018
Size 6L