Galloni: "The 2021 Clos de l'Oratoire is terrific. It offers a striking mix of dark blue/purplish fruit, chocolate, lavender, spice, menthol and crushed rocks. Dynamic and vibrant in the glass, impresses for its finely cut, somewhat nervous personality. The 2021 represents a pretty big stylistic shift. Some of that is the vintage and some is an evolution in style. The combined effects of those two factors make for a compelling Clos de L'Oratoire."
Suckling: "This is tight and fine-tannined with a medium body, lightly rounded tannins and a fresh and bright finish. Structured and long. Polished."
Weinwisser: "80 % Merlot, 20 % Cabernet Franc, 13 Vol.-%, 36 hl/ha. Offenes blaubeeriges Bouquet, betörendes Veilchenparfüm, Heidelbeergelee und Holundersaft. Am satten Gaumen, cremige Textur, stützende Rasse, dunkle Mineralik und druckvoller Gaumen. Im gebündelten Finale Brombeerkonfitüre, schwarzer Pfeffer und fein körnige Adstringenz."
Decanter: "Nice floral fragrance on the nose, smooth and supple, the tannins have a soft bounce to them here matched with purity of juicy, lively red berry flavours and a delicious salinity on the palate. I like the combination, feels well worked with the detail on show. It's lightly framed in terms of texture but has depth of flavour. I love the transparency where you get crunch, crispness and saltiness. A pristine quality to this."
Dunnuck: "A charming, character loaded 2021 with lots to like, the 2021 Clos De L'Oratoire should be outstanding. Spice, sandalwood, tobacco, and ripe red and black cherry fruits give way to a medium-bodied, balanced, elegant wine. It showed beautifully on numerous occasions."
Wine Advocate: "Exhibiting notions of cherries, blackberries and licorice, the 2021 Clos de l'Oratoire is medium to full-bodied, broad and enveloping, with a textural attack, bright acids and a fleshy core of fruit, framed by fine tannins that gently assert themselves on the finish. It's one of the more gourmand, generous wines in the von Neipperg range."
Falstaff: "Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, breitere Randaufhellung. Schwarze Waldbeeren, ein Hauch von Sanddorn, Nuancen von Lakritze, ein Hauch von Orangenzesten. Saftig, ausgewogen, feine Noten von Erdbeeren, gut integrierte Tannine, mineralisch, mittlere Länge, unkomplizierter Stil."