Clos de l'Oratoire Grand Cru 2016 - Liquors Inc.
Clos de l'Oratoire  Grand Cru 2016
SKU: 30457

Clos de l'Oratoire Grand Cru 2016

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750ml
$79.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Brand Clos de l'Oratoire
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Clos de l'Oratoire is round, smooth, and very seductive. It has a beautiful deep crimson color and powerful fruity aromas. Merlot provides roundness and opulence, whereas Cabernet Franc contributes power, aromatic complexity, and a long aftertaste. Although Clos de l'Oratoire can be enjoyed seven years after the vintage, it is, above all, a wine with fine aging potential.
Wine Spectator
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Fresh, bright and engaging, with damson plum, raspberry and cherry pâte de fruit notes bouncing along, laced with red licorice details and backed by a light Black Forest cake accent on the juicy finish. This seems like it's all fruit but the lovely cut and floral persistence through the finish imparts an elegant hint. Drink now through 2033. 5,833 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Clos de l'Oratoire is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 10-17 October and matured in 45% new oak. It has a fresh, perfumed and floral bouquet, with pressed rose petals infusing the red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit. There is a sense of airiness here that I like. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, slightly grainy tannin, hints of tobacco and leather complementing the black fruit with a welcome soupçon of austerity towards the masculine finish. Excellent.

Neal Martin, April 2017