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2005 Clos de l'Oratoire Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Emilion - Red - Grand Cru Classe

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion

Red Bordeaux Blend - Grand Cru Classe
Score
93
JR 16
IWC 91
WA 93
WS 93
Drink Dates
WA: 2008-2023 WS: 2017+
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IWC 91
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

($53-$75) Good deep red. Truffley aromas of raspberry, mocha and earth. Rich, roasted red fruit and woodsmoke flavors sexed up by sweet caramel. Fleshy, round and sweet but with serious stuffing too. I find this very easy to taste today, but Stephan von Neipperg notes that it has the tannic structure of the '98 made here.

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JR 16
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2011-2017

Big and bold and lots of pizzazz. Masses of fruit and excitement on the front palate. Slightly dry tannins but lots of fruit too. Well done!

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WA 93
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 176
Drink Dates 2008-2023

Think of a chocolate fudge ice cream sundae drizzled with coffee, creme de cassis and blackberry liqueur and you'll have an idea of what this wine smells like. Exotic, full-bodied, fleshy, and sumptuous, this hedonistic blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc was created by Stephan von Neipperg and his brilliant consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt. Inky purple to the rim, with a flamboyant personality, it can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years. It tastes so good, it may be declared a "banned substance" by neo-traditionalists.

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2017+

This is exotic, with mushroom, blackberry and meat aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of decadent fruit character. Long and beautiful. The best from this estate since 1990.

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Author Phil the Greek
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.394%
Tasted On 11/26/2012

wow, from the moment of opening this smelt like a great wine. soft multiple layers of sweet fruit, balanced tannins, good drinking now, but will also keep. In the past I have found this wine to be a little harsh, but not this vintage. Well done.

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