2023 Clos de l'Oratoire Pre-Arrival Offer
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2023 Clos de l'Oratoire Pre-Arrival Offer

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$74. 99
$899.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
Aromas of cherries, dark chocolate, spices and violets introduce the 2023 Clos de l'Oratoire, a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered wine that's charming and harmonious on the attack, displaying a touch of youthfully grippy tannin on the finish. The blend contains fully 25% Cabernet Franc.
90-92 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Apr 27, 2024)

The 2023 Clos de l'Oratoire is one of the most changed wines in the Neipperg portfolio. An increase in Cabernet Franc is immediately evident in the wine's explosive bouquet and overall energy. Rose petal, sage, mint, dried flowers and orange peel race across the palate. Clos de l'Oratoire is absolutely beguiling in 2023. I can't wait to taste it from bottle. Drink 2030-2043.
92-95 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

This shows tight tannins and a racy feel, with floral, black-cherry and dark-fruit notes in both the nose and palate. It’s medium-bodied with a refined and complex nature. Long and true. Finesse with depth.
94-95 points
James Suckling

The 2023 Clos De L'Oratoire is another beautiful wine from this team. Black raspberries, cassis, spring flowers, spicy oak, and graphite all define the aromatics, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a pure, elegant, polished mouthfeel and outstanding length.
92-95 points
Jeb Dunnuck

Smooth and supple, great energy and movement, a lovely chalky but ripe body with textured tannins and a fresh crunchy plum, cranberry and cherry fruit presence. I like the styling, it’s full but equally quite tense and straight. Ends minty and lifted with elegance and finesse. Drink 2028 - 2040.
92 points
Georgina Hindle - Decanter

Flowers, black raspberries, incense, and licorice fill the nose. On the palate, the wine is supple, creamy, fresh, and vibrant. The fruits show the influence of the Cabernet Franc with their spice, and floral edge. There is lift to the sweet, ripe, round berries on the mid-palate, and in the finish. The wine blends 75% Merlot, with 25% Cabernet Franc. 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2042.
93-95 points
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:
1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
3. Payment is due at the time of ordering to secure stocks.
4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2026.
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