Clos de l'Oratoire Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

Price: $39.99
Item No. 112743
  • W&S93
  • WS91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby with purple highlights. The nose is an intense Mediterranean style through notes of provençal thyme and rosemary, with spices of Setchouan pepper and deep black fruits. The palate is full and fat. Intense fruit & good structure of ripe tannins. Warm finish, balanced by fresh acidity.

Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes is a perfect partner for red meat, grilled or in a sauce, and also complements game, lamb, duck and pork.

80% Black Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault

Critical Acclaim

"From a 50-acre walled vineyard acquired by Ogier Caves de Papes in 2000, this is an elegant Chateauneuf. The red cherry fruit feels quietly powerful, firmed with a stoniness that reverberates through the wine; the notes of herbs and licorice accent its sunny southern Rhone roots. A natural beauty."
93 Points

"A ripe and nicely structured Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with creamy cassis, plum sauce and linzer torte flavors carried by chestnut-tinged structure. The finish shows a mix of spice and licorice notes, while a note of alder wood fills in the background for added contrast. Best from 2013 through 2020."
91 Points

Learn About Clos de l'Oratoire

Since acquisition by Ogier in 2000, the reputation of Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes has grown across five continents, yet is still crafted in respect to a great heritage. The distinctive label, created in 1928, has remained unchanged to this day. A continuous quest for perfection has been honoured by the international press, making Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes a reference wine in Châteauneuf-du- Pape, and a presence in top restaurants and exclusive retailers.

Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

Read More About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

Read More About Rhone Red Blends

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