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Clos de l`Oratoire 2005

2 In-Stock 750ml
WA 94
WS 93
$149.00 This item is in the collection: The Atlantic Cellar

Clos de l`Oratoire 2005

8 In-Stock 750ml
WA 94
WS 93
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Tasting Notes


From the Comte von Neipperg, his wines from this over-achieving estate always deliver an aromatic fireworks display of cedar wood, Christmas fruitcake, roasted herbs, black olive, cassis and sweet kirsch. The 2005 has all that as well as ripe, well-integrated, velvety tannin, and full body in a sexy, luscious, heady style to drink now and over the next 10-15 years.


This is exotic, with mushroom, blackberry and meat aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of decadent fruit character. Long and beautiful. The best from this estate since 1990. Best after 2017.

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The Winery

Clos de l`Oratoire

Sexy, full-throttle and impossible to resist.
– Robert Parker

Located on the Right Bank of Bordeaux in the commune of Saint-Emillion lies the picturesque Clos de l’Oratoire winery. They were granted Grand Cru classification in 1969, a well-deserved accolade that reflects the beautiful quality of wines being produced at the winery. Each year the blend will change to represent the best the vintage has to offer, as will the oak regimen (which can range anywhere from 40%-60% new French Oak). Their annual production of the Merlot based blends rests a little under 4000 cases per year, so little that it virtually disappears the moment it hits the market place.

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