Clos de L’Oratoire 2017 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Clos de L’Oratoire 2017 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

The nose offers a fine concentration as well as a good structure. It reveals notes of wild blackberry and wild strawberry associated with a subtle hint of liquorice, blueberry as well as fine hints of spices and an imperceptible hint of Sichuan pepper (in  the background). The palate is fruity, mineral, juicy, well-balanced, very slightly tight and offers a beautiful fat, tension, an acid frame, fullness, a good structure, a beautiful finesse as well as a very fine creaminess. On the palate this wine expresses notes of cassis, blackberry, fleshy/ripe red berries, juicy cassis and more slightly raspberry associated with fine touches of liquorice, toasted oak as well as a very discreet/imperceptible hint of lily/bulb and chocolate (in the background). Tannins are fine and slightly firm. Good persistence and gourmandize. There are fine touches of dark chocolate, toasted oak as well as a subtle hint of cardamom and black tea on the finish/persistence.

Note (Score): 16.75/20

Note (Score): 93-94/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 04/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Oui (Yes)