Clos de l'Oratoire Saint Emilion 2015 - New Canaan Wine
Clos de l'Oratoire  Saint Emilion 2015
SKU: 11469

Clos de l'Oratoire Saint Emilion 2015

  • ws94
  • jd94+
  • v92


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Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Brand Clos de l'Oratoire
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Wine Spectator
  • ws94

Crushed plum, cassis and melted red licorice notes are seamlessly intertwined here, with bright chalky minerality and a lovely floral lift throughout. Richly layered and youthfully compact but with excellent cut and drive through the finish. Best from 2023 through 2035. 5,350 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2018
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd94+

I loved the 2015 Clos De L'Oratoire and this beautiful Saint-Emilion comes from the northwest sector of the appellation and a mix of limestone and sandy soils. Made from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc aged in 40% new oak, it has an incredible floral streak as well as perfumed notes of spring flowers, black raspberries, charcoal, and a salty minerality that shows more on the palate. With full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannin, background chocolaty oak, and a terrific elegance, this beautiful 2015 is already impossible to resist yet I suspect will last for two decades or more. It's impressive.

November 30, 2017
  • v92

The 2015 Clos de l'Oratoire has a convincing bouquet with red cherries, black currant, cedar and mint, almost Left Bank in style. I love the brightness on display here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very well judged acidity, cohesive and silky with hints of peppermint surfacing toward the persistent finish. Excellent. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.

Neal Martin, July 2019