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2010 Quinault l'Enclos Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • CH93
  • JS92
  • JL92
  • IWC91
  • RP91
  • WS90
  • NMWJ

Reviews

CH93
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
70% merlot 20% cabernet franc 10% cabernet sauvignon. Planted to sandy gravels. Purchased by Cheval Blanc a couple of years ago. There is some fading at the pale pink rim. The nose is somewhat closed at the moment. Maybe... 70% merlot 20% cabernet franc 10% cabernet sauvignon. Planted to sandy gravels. Purchased by Cheval Blanc a couple of years ago. There is some fading at the pale pink rim. The nose is somewhat closed at the moment. Maybe lacking a bit of ambition but this is really nice wine of good length with soft tannins. Should be approachable early and can be enjoyed over the following 10-15 years.
JS92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Fresh and clean with fine tannins and a blueberry and orange peel character. Peaches too. Long and very pretty. One of the best Quinaults for a long time. 85% Merlot 12% Cabernet France and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon.
JL92
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From an assemblage of 70% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and some Malbec for good measure the team at Cheval Blanc came up with a wine that reached 13.5% alcohol that shows licorice griotte and earthy... From an assemblage of 70% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and some Malbec for good measure the team at Cheval Blanc came up with a wine that reached 13.5% alcohol that shows licorice griotte and earthy scents. The wine end with a fresh supple fennel chocolate and black cherry.
IWC91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Bright, medium red-ruby. Cool aromas of crushed bluberry, bitter chocolate, scorched earth and licorice. Suave, smooth and fine-grained, with harmonious acidity framing and lifting the flavors of pungent red berries... Bright, medium red-ruby. Cool aromas of crushed bluberry, bitter chocolate, scorched earth and licorice. Suave, smooth and fine-grained, with harmonious acidity framing and lifting the flavors of pungent red berries, tobacco and wild resiny herbs. Finishes with broad tannins and intriguing hints of herbs and earth. This property is now under the same LVMH ownership as Cheval Blanc and it shows in the wine's silky texture and medicinal reserve. My sample was more complex and layered with extended aeration, without losing any of its verve. 91+
RP91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
This property have turned out a finesse-styled 2010 with loads of blueberry and raspberry fruit as well as hints of pomegranate, crushed rock and damp earth. A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet... This property have turned out a finesse-styled 2010 with loads of blueberry and raspberry fruit as well as hints of pomegranate, crushed rock and damp earth. A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, it is medium-bodied and stylish, not a blockbuster by any means, but a wine of finesse to drink over the next 10-12 years. - Robert Parker
WS90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Very fresh, with a pure essence of raspberry and kirsch racing along, laced with an enticing red licorice note that drives through the finish. Rather direct, but well put together and nicely defined, with a finesse and... Very fresh, with a pure essence of raspberry and kirsch racing along, laced with an enticing red licorice note that drives through the finish. Rather direct, but well put together and nicely defined, with a finesse and minerality that many other St.-Emilions don't have. Drink now through 2020. – JM
NMWJ
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
Now in its third year under the Cheval Blanc team who have converted the vineyard to organic viticulture this is a blend of 70% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec this has quite a broody... Now in its third year under the Cheval Blanc team who have converted the vineyard to organic viticulture this is a blend of 70% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec this has quite a broody introverted bouquet with mulberry dark cherry and some light sandy notes. It would benefit from a little more vigour. The palate is medium-bodied with light slightly grainy tannins good acidity but showing a little hardness towards the finish that will dissipate by the time of bottling. It just tastes a little "static" and needs a little more tension. Drink 2012-