Chateau Quinault L'Enclos St. Emilion 2016 750ml - Stone Gate Wine & Spirits
Chateau Quinault L'Enclos St. Emilion 2016 750ml

Chateau Quinault L'Enclos St. Emilion 2016

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Wine Advocate
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This was the first vintage that technical director Pierre-Olivier Clouet started to exclusively use 500-liter barrels for Quinault l'Enclos, decreasing the surface area to which the wines are exposed and, ultimately, the impact of the oak. The percentage of new oak is around 50%, and the blend is 68% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Quinault l'Enclos opens with expressive redcurrants, black raspberries and black cherries scents with savory suggestions of tapenade, dried herbs and tobacco plus a waft of cloves. Medium-bodied, the palate is fantastically bright and lively with loads of red fruit accents and a firm frame of grainy tannins, finishing on an earthy note.

November 30, 2018
Wine Enthusiast
  • we91

This smooth wine is still lightly woody but has great fruit that will shine strongly over the next months. Juicy black-currant flavors are right up front, giving freshness to this attractive, fruity wine. It will be ready to drink from 2022.

May 1, 2019
Wine Spectator
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A fruit-filled version, with waves of warm cassis and raspberry puree infused liberally with anise, incense and tobacco notes. A light bramble edge keeps this just honest enough on the finish. Drink now through 2030. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


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