Clos de l'Oratoire 2020 is an enchanting and harmonious wine that captivates with its round and supple character. The deep purple hue hints at the wine's richness and allure. The blend of Merlot imparts seductive power, showcasing intense fruit aromas and opulent roundness, while the Cabernet Franc contributes depth, aromatic complexity, and enduring length on the palate. This vintage, a seamless and charming expression, unfolds with delightful notes of sweet cherries, blackberries, violets, and licorice. The medium to full-bodied palate is velvety, creating a Merlot-dominant wine that promises a wide drinking window. Clos de l'Oratoire 2020 is not only enjoyable in its youth but also destined for graceful aging, making it a wine of both immediate pleasure and long-term cellaring potential.
Robert Parker - 92 Points
"The 2020 Clos de l'Oratoire is seamless and charming, offering up aromas of sweet cherries, blackberries, violets and licorice, followed by a medium to full-bodied, velvety and harmonious palate. This gourmand, Merlot-dominant bottling will offer a wide drinking window."
Antonio Galloni - 91 Points
"The 2020 Clos de l'Oratoire retains the precocious bouquet it demonstrated from barrel: black cherries, boysenberry and fresh fig hints. There's plenty of energy and a soupçon of exoticism. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. A little firmness provides the backbone and adequate salinity with an unpretentious, approachable finish. This is a charming 2020 that will offer 15-20 years of drinking pleasure."