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1998 Clos de l'Oratoire, St-Émilion

SKU #1000026 92 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark You probably remember I am a great fan of 1998 Bordeaux, but only Right Bank and Pessac-Leognan. Well, here is another beauty and it shouldn't cost an arm and a leg! It's drinking beautifully now with very fine aromas of chocolate and beer. It's full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a juicy, succulent finish. Decanting an hour would help. Inner quote mark (2/2014)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Intense aromas of black olive and blackberry, with a hint of grilled meat. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Very powerful and rich. Just starting to come around. (JS, Web Only—2009) Inner quote mark

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Pale to medium brick in color, the 1998 Clos de l'Oratoire has an earthy / meaty nose with a delicate core of cranberry sauce, dried mulberries, oolong tea and cigar box. Medium-bodied and elegantly styled in the mouth, the earth laced red fruits have a chewy frame and give a refreshingly savory finish. (LPB) Inner quote mark (5/2018)


Outer quote mark Fine concentration, really good expression of ripe fruit and terroir. Lovely classic flavours and ripe Merlot fruit with a nice balance of oak. 19.5/20 points. Inner quote mark (3/2001)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Notably deep crimson with just a suggestion of age at the rim. Rich, opulent nose. Yet good freshness too. Velvety texture – real gloss to it. 18/20 points. (JR) Inner quote mark (3/2006)

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