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2003 Quinault l'Enclos Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS90
  • ST89
  • WA89
  • WA89

Reviews

WS90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Blackberry, espresso and lightly toasted oak character. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit and intense oak. A bit too much but I like it a lot. Needs time. Best after 2011. 6,555 cases made. â_"JS
ST89
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2006
Medium ruby-red. Wonderfully expressive nose offers plum, iron, minerals, tobacco and truffle. Sweet, lush and supple, with red berry, mineral and nutty oak flavors offering considerable sex appeal. Finishes with very... Medium ruby-red. Wonderfully expressive nose offers plum, iron, minerals, tobacco and truffle. Sweet, lush and supple, with red berry, mineral and nutty oak flavors offering considerable sex appeal. Finishes with very good length and sweetness, the tannins reaching the front teeth. Not the most complex vintage for this wine, but pliant and satisfying.
WA89
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2006
This 48+-acre vineyard is owned by Dr. Alain Raynaud, who has been one of the spiritual and qualitative leaders of the quality revolution that has taken place in Pomerol and St.-Emilion. Situated within the Libourne city... This 48+-acre vineyard is owned by Dr. Alain Raynaud, who has been one of the spiritual and qualitative leaders of the quality revolution that has taken place in Pomerol and St.-Emilion. Situated within the Libourne city limits, this vineyard possesses some of the oldest vines (50 years) of St.-Emilion. Made from a blend of 87% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, the light-styled 2003 is soft and forward, yet possesses this propertyâ_Ts hallmark elegance. Exhibiting a deep ruby/purple hue along with a sweet nose of blueberries, licorice, and flowers, it is all about finesse, balance, and purity. While it does not display the concentration of the finest vintages to date, 1998, 2000, 2001, and 2004, it is ideal for drinking now and over the next 12-14 years.
WA89
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2005
Cropped at 28 hectoliters per hectare, this blend of 77% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon has put on weight since last year. A model of elegance, it is a dark ruby/purple-tinged effort with a charming... Cropped at 28 hectoliters per hectare, this blend of 77% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon has put on weight since last year. A model of elegance, it is a dark ruby/purple-tinged effort with a charming bouquet of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blueberries, and raspberries. Filled with finesse and nobility, it offers long, persistent, medium-bodied, pure, beautifully-textured flavors. It just does not possess the density, power, or richness of top vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016.

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