Clos de L' Oratoire 2001 / 2004 (RP:90) / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013

FRR000321A

Vintage

Clos de l'Oratoire 是位於 Saint-Emilion 的東北山坡,這片生長於 Fronsac 的10.32 公頃葡萄園有一層砂土土壤,加一層粘土副土。此風土最適值把 Merlot (90%)、Cabernet Franc (5%) 和 Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) 混製。Merlot 帶出圓潤和柔滑,而 Cabernet Franc 則給予力量、香氣和餘韻。

產區保護條例:
AOC Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Grand Cru Classe

產地:
法國波爾多

葡萄品種:
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

發酵:
於大木桶內發酵28天,期間進行下壓萃取。

陳年:
與酒渣一起於新橡木桶 (80%) 陳年18個月。沒有淨化及過濾。

品酒筆記:
(2004)

壓過的黑莓和覆盆子,帶有花香。飽滿酒體,加上絲滑單寧和礦物、朱古力及茶的餘韻風味。複雜而細致。

Clos de l'Oratoire is located on Saint-Emilion's north-east slope. The 10.32 hectares of vines grow on Fronsac molasse covering a layer of sand with a clay subsoil. This terroir is ideally suited to the blend of Merlot (90%), Cabernet Franc (5%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) grapes. Merlot contributes roundness and opulence to the wine, whereas Cabernet Franc is responsible for power, aromatic complexity, and length.

Appellation:
AOC Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Grand Cru Classe

Country of Origin:
Bordeaux, France

Grape Varieties:
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

Fermentation :
In wooden vats for 28 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)

Ageing:
In new oak barrels (80%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining or filtering

Tasting Notes:
(2004)

Aromas of crushed blackberry and raspberry, with flowers. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a mineral, chocolate and tea aftertaste. Complex and subtle.

'I tasted this wine on multiple occasions and some of the samples were more impressive than even this note suggests! Two others were somewhat monolithic, but my instincts suggest the 2004 Clos de l’Oratoire is an outstanding wine. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, it is extremely well-endowed for the vintage. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of espresso roast, chocolate, dried herbs, and plenty of sexy black currant and cherry fruit. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannin as well as an expressive, sensual style, it should drink beautifully for 10-12 years.' - Robert M. Parker, Jr.



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