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Château Quinault l'Enclos Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2004

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"An elegant, pretty Quinault, the 2004 displays a dense ruby/purple color along with a big, rich nose of licorice, black raspberries, cherries, and spice. This blend of 71% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec possesses an excellent texture, beautiful elegance and complexity, and no hard edges. A seamlessly made, supple-textured, evolved, forward effort, it can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years. This is a very strong effort in a challenging vintage…91" WA 6/07"The 2004 Quinault l’Enclos (77% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec) is impeccably clean, pure, and rich. Its dense blue/purple color is accompanied by a beautiful perfume of blueberries, acacia flowers, raspberries, and crushed rocks. Reeking of terroir, it offers elegant, medium-bodied, pure, textured, layered flavors, sweet but high tannin, admirable weight and equilibrium, and a long finish. Cellar it for 3-5 years and enjoy it over the following two decades….91-93" WA 6/06.

Chateau Quinault:
The estate consists of a walled vineyard of 18 hectares [ clos ] now surrounded by the suburbs of the town of Libourne,and is thought to date back to Roman times.It has a long and chequered history [in the 1930's part of it was taken over  to become a cemetery ] but in 1997 Alan and Francoise Reynauad,who already owned two estates in Pomerol, bought it and began a programme of improv... Read more
The estate consists of a walled vineyard of 18 hectares [ clos ] now surrounded by the suburbs of the town of Libourne,and is thought to date back to Roman times.It has a long and chequered history [in the 1930's part of it was taken over  to become a cemetery ] but in 1997 Alan and Francoise Reynauad,who already owned two estates in Pomerol, bought it and began a programme of improvements and brought in Michal Rolland and Denis Dubourdieu as consultants. In 2008 they sold up to Bernard Arnault who already had other estates in Saint-Emilion.The 2012 classification confirmed the estate as a Grand Cru Classe.Only red wines are made. The main wine is called Chateau Quinault L'Enclos but there is also a second wine called Lafleur de Quinault and two special cuvees, Reserve de Quinault and L'Absolut de Quinault which are not made every year. Read less

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"An elegant, pretty Quinault, the 2004 displays a dense ruby/purple color along with a big, rich nose of licorice, black raspberries, cherries, and spice. This blend of 71% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec possesses an excellent texture, beautiful elegance and complexity, and no hard edges. A seamlessly made, supple-textured, evolved, forward effort, it can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years. This is a very strong effort in a challenging vintage…91" WA 6/07"The 2004 Quinault l’Enclos (77% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec) is impeccably clean, pure, and rich. Its dense blue/purple color is accompanied by a beautiful perfume of blueberries, acacia flowers, raspberries, and crushed rocks. Reeking of terroir, it offers elegant, medium-bodied, pure, textured, layered flavors, sweet but high tannin, admirable weight and equilibrium, and a long finish. Cellar it for 3-5 years and enjoy it over the following two decades….91-93" WA 6/06.

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