2008 Quinault l'Enclos Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 92
  • WS 91

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2009
A combination of 75% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec the 2008 was cropped at what may be the lowest yields ever for Quinault 18 hectoliters per hectare. Its natural alcohol content is among... A combination of 75% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec the 2008 was cropped at what may be the lowest yields ever for Quinault 18 hectoliters per hectare. Its natural alcohol content is among the highest ever 13.5%. The 2008 is a stylish classic Quinault exhibiting abundant blueberry and raspberry notes intermixed with hints of toasty new oak forest floor and earth. The wine is medium-bodied and elegant with sweet tannin and slightly less power and oak than usual. It should drink well for 12-15 years. With the sale of this property to the owners of Cheval Blanc and the subsequent departure of Alain Raynaud to his family estates of La Croix de Gay and La Fleur de Gay the winemaking at Quinault l'Enclos has changed slightly but the high percentage of new oak and general blend are largely unaffected.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2010
This solid red offers ripe dark flavors of plum pudding dark chocolate and iron. The tannins are firm and grippy but let spice and smoke notes emerge on the finish. Shows good depth and promise. Best from 2012 through... This solid red offers ripe dark flavors of plum pudding dark chocolate and iron. The tannins are firm and grippy but let spice and smoke notes emerge on the finish. Shows good depth and promise. Best from 2012 through 2020.-T.M.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2008