HDH Wine

2018 Château Clos de l'Oratoire

St-Emilion, grand cru classé
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated availability is Fall 2021; any applicable taxes, tariffs, or import duties will be due upon importation help
 
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PRICE:
$240.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
7 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Features seamlessly layered dark currant, fig and boysenberry fruit, infused liberally with a tobacco note and backed by a long, smoldering finish. Latent energy keeps this going. An impressive young wine." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/28/2019)

Rating: 94-97


"A tangy and tight red with blackberry and black-olive character. Hint of dark chocolate. Medium to full body and firm, tight tannins. Fresh and energetic dark fruit." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/11/2019)

Rating: 94-95


"The 2018 Clos de l'Oratoire is another stunning wine in Stephan von Neipperg's range. The greater presence of Cabernet Franc, along with a move towards earlier picking, no SO2 at crush and less oak influence are some of the factors that have completely transformed Clos de l'Oratoire from the powerhouse it often was to a wine of total and exquisite finesse. Inky dark fruit, lavender, sage, and mint give the 2018 striking aromatic depth, but it is the wine's total sense of harmony that impresses most. The 2018 is fabulous. That's all there is to it. Tasted two times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/30/2019)

Rating: 92-95


"Black core, narrow purple rim. Rich, ripe sweet blackberry and blueberry fruit with some oak spice on the nose. Lots of spice on the palate, too. Very chewy tannins and, again, not quite fresh enough to balance the density of fruit, alcohol and tannin. Big, bold and tannic." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/25/2019)

Rating: 16
Drink from: 2024-2030


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