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Château Quinault Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2005

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Wine Advocate Review Rated 94 The well-known winemaking consultant, Dr. Alain Raynaud, is the proprietor of this estate. The 2005 Quinault l'Enclos is a pure, elegant, stylish wine from a blend of 70% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and an unusual 6% Malbec. This highly-focused wine exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue in addition to a beautiful bouquet of black raspberries, blueberries, camphor, spring flowers, and spice box. With superb concentration, a hint of minerals, and a lovely textured mouthfeel, it should be approachable in 5-6 years, and age easily for two decades or more.

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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

Wine Advocate Review Rated 94 The well-known winemaking consultant, Dr. Alain Raynaud, is the proprietor of this estate. The 2005 Quinault l'Enclos is a pure, elegant, stylish wine from a blend of 70% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and an unusual 6% Malbec. This highly-focused wine exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue in addition to a beautiful bouquet of black raspberries, blueberries, camphor, spring flowers, and spice box. With superb concentration, a hint of minerals, and a lovely textured mouthfeel, it should be approachable in 5-6 years, and age easily for two decades or more.

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