Chateau Quinault L'Enclos St. Emilion 2018 750ml
SKU: 64277

Chateau Quinault L'Enclos St. Emilion 2018

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Thanks to the restructuring of the vineyards and the major renovation of the vat room and cellar at Quinault, as well as the meticulous efforts of the Cheval Blanc team, Quinault L'Enclos has affirmed its position as an emerging estate. The 2018 vintage nose displays black fruit aromas of blackberry and cherry, going on to reveal spicy notes such as black pepper and gingerbread, combined with rose and peony overtones. The wine starts out rich and straightforward on the palate, becoming full-bodied and broad-based. It is incredibly smooth and well-balanced thanks to beautiful acidity. The aftertaste is wonderfully long, culminating in a crunchy finish.

Blend: 71.5% Merlot, 14.5% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast
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The estate is surrounded by the suburbs of the city of Libourne and this wine is produced by the team at Château Cheval Blanc. That combination has produced a sequence of fine wines, like this release. Rich fruits have been given a sheen of wood aging and crafted tannins to make a wine that will age well. Drink from 2026.

May 1, 2021
  • v93

The 2018 Quinault L'Enclos is so impressive. Bright and delineated, the 2018 pulses with energy from start to finish. The aromatics alone are just captivating, with floral and savory notes that soar out of the glass. Lavender, sage, menthol, licorice, crushed rocks and plum all build as the 2018 shows off its considerable allure. The 2018 is such a gorgeous wine.

March 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
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Coming from a walled vineyard near the town of Libourne, the 2018 Château Quinault L'Enclos reveals a dense ruby/purple color to go with lots of earthy red and black currant fruits, truffle, leather, camphor, and bouquet garni-like nuances. Rich, full-bodied, and beautifully textured, it needs plenty of air to show at its best, so don't be afraid to give bottles a healthy decant if drinking any time soon. It should have two decades of overall longevity.

March 11, 2021

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