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Clos de L'Oratoire St Emilion 2012

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Clos de L'Oratoire St Emilion 2012 750ML            
Sku: 39354

Clos de l'Oratoire is located on Saint-Emilion's north-east slope. The 10.32 hectares of vines grow on Fronsac molasse covering a layer of sand with a clay subsoil. This terroir is ideally suited to the blend of Merlot (90%), Cabernet Franc (5%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) grapes. Merlot contributes roundness and opulence to the wine, whereas Cabernet Franc is responsible for power, aromatic complexity, and length.

Tasting notes
Rich ripe red fruit perfectly balanced by rich minerality.

Rating
“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.” Wine Advocate, 94 Points

“A deep, dense wine, the 2012 Clos de l'Oratoire is going to need at least a few years to settle down. Today, distinctly stony, mineral notes dominate. With some coaxing, hints of dark red cherry, plum, mocha, wild flowers and smoke start to emerge, hinting at the wine's potential. The 2012 is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Proprietor Stephan von Neipperg gave the 2012 30 days on the skins and aged the wine in 60% new oak.” Vinous Media, 93 Points

“Intense nose showing dark cherries, dried flowers and soft spices. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, fresh acidity and a long, spicy finish. Beautifully crafted.” James Suckling, 92 Points

“This 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.” Wine Spectator, 90 Points

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint Emilion
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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