2016 Clos de l'Oratoire (750ml)

Merlot from Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

2016 Clos de l'Oratoire
96JS
94V

The aromas are very decadent with white truffle, dark berries and wet earth. Dense raspberries. Full-bodied, it grows on the palate with fantastic chewy tannins that are polished and intense. Like a beautifully formed wave in texture. Try in 2022.

96 points, James Suckling (Feb 2019)

The 2016 Clos de l'Oratoire is dense, resonant, but also quite closed in on itself. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, licorice and smoke all meld together in this super-expressive, layered Saint-Émilion. In 2016, Clos de l'Oratoire is quite understated and shows more of an emphasis on freshness than in the past, typical of all the Stephan von Neipperg's wines today. Tasted two times.

94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jan 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
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$44.88
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