2010 Quinault l'Enclos Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 92
  • JS 92
  • JL 92
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2010 Quinault l'Enclos Bordeaux Blend

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: The 2010 sports a new label since Quinault L'Enclos was purchased from Alain Raynaud and his wife by the owners of Cheval Blanc. Deep ruby/purple with a little more muscle and power than most previous vintages have... 2010: The 2010 sports a new label since Quinault L'Enclos was purchased from Alain Raynaud and his wife by the owners of Cheval Blanc. Deep ruby/purple with a little more muscle and power than most previous vintages have possessed this wine displays notes of black raspberries black currants licorice and some crushed rock. It is classically styled with moderate tannin to shed but don't expect it to be long-lived since most vintages of Quinault L'Enclos under Dr. Raynaud seemed to hit their peak very quickly around age 7 to 10 and are probably best drunk in their first 15 years of life.
JS 92
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.
JL 92
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.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Rounded and accessible in feel with bright floral-tinged blueberry and black cherry fruit. Spice and toast is subtle and the finish easygoing. Not superdeep but should knit up well enough. -J.M.
JJB 93
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.