Chateau Clos de l'Oratoire Saint Emilion 2012


SKU 30457


With its pronounced fruity aromas and beautiful deep crimson colour, Clos de l'Oratoire is a smooth, soft, very seductive wine. Despite its tremendous ageing potential, Clos de l'Oratoire is nevertheless enjoyable seven years after the vintage.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Emilion
Brand Chateau Clos de l'Oratoire
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateOne of the von Neipperg estates, the 2012 Clos de l'Oratoire is an undeniable success story. Dense ruby/purple, with plenty of crème de cassis, roasted coffee, licorice and spice, full-bodied, opulent and sexy, it is a hedonist's dream wine. Pure and long, it has a great finish and terrific palate presence. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. Yields were exceptionally small in 2012 - 25 hectoliters per hectare.

Robert Parker, April 2015
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorThis has a ripe, fleshy feel, offering a core of plum, fig and boysenberry fruit laced with licorice, carrying through the toasty yet integrated finish. Very solidly built for the vintage. Best from 2016 through 2020.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2015