Château Quinault L'Enclos, St Emilion Grand Cru
    Château Quinault L'Enclos

    Château Quinault L'Enclos, St Emilion Grand Cru,

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    Château Quinault L'Enclos, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2012

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Quinault L'Enclos, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2012

    This estate is now in the hands of Cheval Blanc and is one to look out for in the future. It is now certified organic and has joined the ranks of the classified growths. Produced from painfully low yields (20hl/ha) from very old vines, 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. Fine herbs, sanguinello orange, hazelnuts and rock salts. This is refined, elegant St Emilion made by one of the best teams in all of Bordeaux. Well worth a look!

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    13%
    93/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Loaded with energy and grip, majoring on black pepper, damson and black cherry fruit. The tannins remain austere at this point, pretty serious and closed down, with waves of espresso and violet promising more to come over the next decade. Pierre Lurton director of this 19ha estate, Pierre-Olivier Clouet technical director. Harvest September 3 to 23, an upscore from En Primeur.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2024 - 2038
    93/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    A blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Quinault L’Enclos has a deep garnet-purple color. It comes bounding out of the glass with eager-to-please notes of baked black cherries, boysenberry preserves, and fruitcake, followed by hints of Indian spices, vanilla pod, and chocolate box. The medium to full-bodied palate is coated with seductive black fruit preserves, framed by silky, well-managed tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy.
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2025 - 2045
    87/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2020 Quinault L'Enclos, which was cropped at 20hL/ha, has a slightly muted bouquet with blackberry, bilberry and a light saline influence. The palate is medium-bodied with a little rigidity on the entry, compact with sharp acidity. For me, it is missing some charm and flesh on the finish. So-so.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2024 - 2032

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    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    Château Quinault L'Enclos

    Château Quinault L'Enclos

    Quinault l'Enclos is located in the appellation of St Emilion.

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