2020 Clos de l'Oratoire Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 96 JD 94 VN 94 DC 92 JL 92 WA 92 WS 91
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, March 2023

Some black pepper with crushed stone. Black berries, black cherries, and bark. Medium-bodied with lovely fruit and balance, and a gorgeous finish of peaches and tangerines. Fantastic. Drinkable but will age beautifully.
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

Another head-turningly good Right Bank is the 2020 Clos De L'Oratoire, which comes from the team of Stephan von Neipperg. This medium to full-bodied, focused, elegant 2020 has good concentration, the vintage's pure...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2023

(94+ points) The 2020 Clos de l'Oratoire is a powerhouse. Blackberry, gravel, smoke, incense, crushed rocks and dried herbs hit the palate as this potent, structured Saint-Émilion opens up. This is an especially virile...
DC 92

Decanter, May 2021

Confident and grippy with liquorice, cherry, rosemary, dried herbs and chocolate. It lifts and tightens through the plate, good tension, broad-shouldered, powerful and intense. 40% new oak. A yield of 32.5hl/ha.
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Savory red fruits, citrus, dried flowers, and tobacco leaf nuances form the core of this elegant, fresh, medium-bodied wine. There is vibrancy, cut, and freshness to the fruits with a blend of orange peel, kirsch, and...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

The 2020 Clos de l'Oratoire is seamless and charming, offering up aromas of sweet cherries, blackberries, violets and licorice, followed by a medium to full-bodied, velvety and harmonious palate. This gourmand...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, January 2023

Reveals ripe plum and blackberry fruit that meld nicely with hints of anise, black tea and singed alder. The focused and fine-grained finish has a late savory sparkle for range. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Clos de l'Oratoire is a magnificent Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed region of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France. With a deep, enticing red color, this wine is a true delight for the senses. The nose is greeted with the captivating aromas of black berries, black cherries, and bark, accompanied by a touch of black pepper and crushed stone. It is a complex and alluring bouquet that promises a truly remarkable tasting experience.

On the palate, this medium-bodied wine showcases lovely fruit and impeccable balance. The flavors of blackberry, cherry, and rosemary intertwine seamlessly, creating a symphony of taste. The wine gradually lifts and tightens, displaying good tension and intensity. It is broad-shouldered and powerful, leaving a lasting impression. The finish is simply exquisite, with notes of peaches, tangerines, and a touch of chocolate that lingers on the palate.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 96 points, praising its fantastic drinkability and its potential for aging beautifully. Other critics also raved about the 2020 Clos de l'Oratoire, with Decanter awarding it 92 points and highlighting its confident and grippy nature. The Wine Cellar Insider hailed its elegance and freshness, deeming it delicious on release and capable of aging for close to two decades.

This wine is truly a gem from the Clos de l'Oratoire vineyard, showcasing the talent and expertise of the producer. With a cork closure and an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, it is a wine that demands attention and promises a memorable experience. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for years to come, the 2020 Clos de l'Oratoire is a must-try for any wine enthusiast.