2016 Château Quinault L'Enclos Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé
Today, Pierre Lurton and his talented team from Cheval Blanc manage Chateau Quinault L’Enclos. The estate converted to organic farming in 2009. The Chateau has old vines. Many of the vines are close to, or over 50 years of age.
93 points, Wine Spectator. "This was the first vintage...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."