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2017 Clos de L'Oratoire, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1356629 93-94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A juicy and minerally red with a medium to full body, firm tannins and a savory finish. Nicely crafted and integrated. Soft hand in winemaking. Inner quote mark (4/2018)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2017 Clos de l'Oratoire has closed down since its bottling, but that is not a bad thing. All of the depth and energy the 2017 showed from barrel are present, but not quite as evident. Dark plum, savory herbs, sage, menthol, spice and licorice add attractive overtones to this deep, dense Saint-Émilion. The 2017 is an absolutely gorgeous wine with a ton of upside potential; it is one of the most pleasant surprises of the year - a wine of class and persistence. (AG) 93+ Inner quote mark (3/2020)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Clos de l'Oratoire offers up warm plums, fresh blackberries and blueberries with hints of cigar box, pencil lead and charcuterie. Medium-bodied, the palate has great density with loads of earthy accents and a firm, fine-grained framed, finishing with a compelling herbal lift. (LPB) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

89-92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Juicy, with good energy to the mix of damson plum, cherry and raspberry fruit, flecked with mineral and savory notes. Shows crunchy acidity on the finish. (JM, Web-2018) Inner quote mark

91 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Based on 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc brought up in 50% new French oak, the 2017 Clos De L'Oratoire offers beautiful notes of blackcurrants, chocolate, ground herbs, iron, and crushed rocks. It's rich, medium to full-bodied, has wonderful purity of fruit, fine tannins, and a great finish. This is a beautiful 2017 to enjoy over the coming 15 years or more. Inner quote mark (2/2020)


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