Chateau Quinault l'Enclos 2010
Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"The 2010 sports a new label, since Quinault L’Enclos was purchased from Alain Raynaud and his wife by the owners of Cheval Blanc. Deep ruby/purple, with a little more muscle and power than most previous vintages have possessed, this wine displays notes of black raspberries, black currants, licorice, and some crushed rock. It is classically styled, with moderate tannin to shed, but don’t expect it to be long-lived, since most vintages of Quinault L'Enclos under Dr. Raynaud seemed to hit their peak very quickly, around age 7 to 10, and are probably best drunk in their first 15 years of life.
Barrel Sample: 90-92 Points"
The Wine Advocate
"Fresh and clean with fine tannins and a blueberry and orange peel character. Peaches too. Long and very pretty. One of the best Quinaults for a long time. 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet France and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Barrel Sample: 91-92 Points"
"Rounded and accessible in feel, with bright, floral-tinged blueberry and black cherry fruit. Spice and toast is subtle, and the finish easygoing. Not superdeep, but should knit up well enough.
Barrel Sample: 88-91 Points"
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