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Quinault l'Enclos In Stock 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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External Reviews for Quinault l'Enclos In Stock

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

[Barrel tasting] Aromas of blackberry, cherry and chocolate follow through to a medium- to-full body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Lacks a little bit at the end. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Medium-deep ruby. Sexy aromas of plum, black raspberry and mocha, along with the iron note I typically find in this wine. Silky on entry, then suave and bright in the middle. Very sophisticated wine with a sneaky penetrating quality and excellent mouth coverage. Finishes with fine, toothcoating tannins and subtle persistence. An excellent vintage for this St. Emilion but by no means a blockbuster.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
01/19/2009

Proprietor Alain Raynaud has produced a beautifully elegant, noble, racy 2005 Quinault l'Enclos that ranks alongside his 1998, 2000, and 2001. A blend of 77% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon (the average age of the vines is 50 years), it was cropped at 32 hectoliters per hectare, and receives the Burgundian treatment of malolactic in barrel, aging on its lees for 6-10 months, and no filtering at bottling. The inky blue purple-tinged 2005 reveals a pure nose of charcoal, spring flowers, sweet raspberries, black cherries, and cassis. The wine is gorgeously textured, medium-bodied, and elegant yet intensely flavored with a power and texture that build on the palate. The tannin is sweet, but noticeable, and the finish is long. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The well-known winemaking consultant, Dr. Alain Raynaud, is the proprietor of this estate. The 2005 Quinault landrsquo;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 5andndash;6 years, and age easily for two decades or more.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

(Barrel tasting) Aromas of blackberry, cherry and chocolate follow through to a medium- to-full body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Lacks a little bit at the end. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Beautiful chocolate and blackberry aromas and flavors follow through to a full body, with soft, round tannins and a long, long finish. Best after 2011.


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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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