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Clos de L'Oratoire, 1998 Red Wine

St Emilion Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux
92 Points - James Suckling
91 Points - WIne Advocate

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 12%


$120.32 USD

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The 1998 Clos de l'Oratoire is drinking beautifully now. It has a fine concentration, really good expression of ripe fruit and terroir. Lovely classic flavours and ripe Merlot fruit with a nice balance of oak.

Clos de l’Oratoire, located on Saint-Emilion's northeast slope, has 13 hectares of vines. The terroir of Fronsac molasse, consisting of a layer of sandy soil and a clay subsoil, is ideally suited to Merlot (80% of the vines).

Meticulous work is done all year long to maintain quality in the vineyard.
Fermentation takes place exclusively in temperature-controlled oak vats. Oak, a noble material in perfect synergy with fine wine, enhances its colour and flavour, and enables it to reach its full potential.

Château Clos de l'Oratoire, nestled in the prestigious Saint-Émilion appellation of Bordeaux, France, is a distinguished estate celebrated for its exceptional wines and rich history. Dating back to the 19th century, this historic property has been meticulously tended by devoted winemakers who have upheld a tradition of excellence for generations. Situated on limestone and clay soils, the vineyards are predominantly planted with Merlot, complemented by Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, resulting in wines of remarkable depth, complexity, and finesse. Guided by a commitment to sustainable viticulture and innovative winemaking techniques, Château Clos de l'Oratoire produces wines that beautifully capture the essence of Saint-Émilion terroir, with opulent fruit flavors, velvety textures, and a long, satisfying finish. With its enduring dedication to quality and tradition, Château Clos de l'Oratoire continues to enchant wine enthusiasts worldwide, each bottle a testament to the estate's illustrious legacy in the world of Bordeaux wine.




92 points James Suckling
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. (2014)

91 points Wine Advocate
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) (5/2018)

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