Last night we cracked open a bottle of Clos de l’Oratoire, Grand Cru Classe, 1998. The only selection criterion was that we had two of this puppy, so it seemed like less of a gamble.
It was pretty good. I definitely don’t have the wine talents to know whether this is a great Saint Emilion red, or just an old one. Funny to think that these grapes are older than the kids.
The taste was very complex and balanced. No obvious notes of… of whatever you’d expect from an old fancy wine. We decanted it and let it sit for 15 minutes and used the good glasses… so I suppose we were tasting whatever you should taste.
It wasn’t disappointing, but as DH said, it’s not more amazing than what I’d expect from a $20 Australian red. I’m not blaming the wine, just saying this is what I got out of it. It appears it might be selling for $1022.09 per case of 12 Btls, or over $100 for a single. Yikes. Guess it’s good we have the second one still.
Here is some sort of wine review consolidator.