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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Clos de l'Oratoire  2010
Clos de l'Oratoire 2010
(search item no. 121796)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ripeness and power: a clean, intense front presents beautiful red fruit and spice, with a touch of minerality. The silky tannin structure provides a long finish of exotic fruit flavors.
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About Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes:

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.