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1996 Clos de l'Oratoire (750ml) [Printable View]
  Producer: Clos de l'Oratoire neipperg.com   details
Appellation: Saint Émilion Grand Cru - Libournais - France (Grand Cru Classé)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Good/Very Good
Est. Price: US$22.99
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: August 3, 2005 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
2.5 stars "over the edge"
tasted: January 9, 2010 , Mark Milani
87 points "Medium bodied, pleasant wine. Drinking well now. "
rated: February 23, 1998 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
89 points "Opaque purple-colored with penetrating scents of jammy black cherries, toasty new oak, Provencal herbs, and spice, this muscular 1996 provides copious quantities of red and black fruits on the attack, mid-palate, and finish. This thick, tannic, medium to full-bodied wine will require patience following bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2015. This property has come of age now that it under the administration of Comte Stephan de Neipperg, the well-known proprietor of Canon-La-Gaffeliere, and more recently, the super-luxury micro-estate of La Mondotte." Best 2003-2015
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