Land Frankrijk
Regio Bordeaux
Streek Saint Emilion
Oogstjaar 2016
€ 41,50 € 45,00 per fles


Wijnsoort Rood
Op dronk van 2022 tot 2044
Flesinhoud 0.75 Liter
Alcoholpercentage 13.0 %
Flessluiting Natuurkurk
Verpakking 12 per kist
Recensie: WA 93 / JS 92-93 / TA 94 / JR 16,5
Château Quinault L'Enclos 2016 Saint Emilion Grand Cru


Wine Advocate
Score: 93

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.

Vinous | Antonio Galloni

92 punten
The 2016 Quinault L'Enclos is very pretty and also intensely aromatic. Savory herb, mint, dried cherry, mocha and sweet tobacco are all lifted in this super-precise, nuanced Saint-Émilion. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. The 2016 is precise, nuanced and exquisitely beautiful, all in the understated style that is typical here.

Vinous | Neil Martin

91 punten
The 2016 Quinault L’Enclos continues the estate's policy of increasing the Cabernet Sauvignon (now at 20%). It has a refined bouquet with graphite and light cedar aromas emanating from that Cabernet, the oak taking a backseat since it is entirely aged in 500-liter barrels. The classically styled palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin and a fresh line of acidity. The precise yet not powerful finish prioritizes detail over length and grip. Enjoy over the next 12 to 15 years.

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