90"A terrific sleeper value, Stephan von Neipperg's 2001 Clos de l'Oratoire boasts a deep blue/purple color as well as a rich nose of melted licorice, espresso roast, black currants, minerals, smoke, and earth. This opulent, medium-bodied St.-Emilion exhibits abundant quantities of fruit and glycerin along with a fleshy, ripe, expansive finish with no hard edges. Some tannin lurks beneath the surface, but this is a beautiful wine to drink now and over the next 10-12 years."
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gdevriesPete Schilla gave us this great wine as an Xmas present. We loved it.