2016 Quinault l'Enclos Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2016 Quinault l'Enclos Bordeaux Blend
  • WA 93
  • WA 93
  • DC 92
  • JS 92
  • JD 92
  • VN 92
  • WE 91
  • JL 90

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Reg: $54.94

$44.94

In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 3 btls
ETA: Feb. 2022

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018
This was the first vintage that technical director Pierre-Olivier Clouet started to exclusively use 500-liter barrels for Quinault l'Enclos, decreasing the surface area to which the wines are exposed and, ultimately, the...   This was the first vintage that technical director Pierre-Olivier Clouet started to exclusively use 500-liter barrels for Quinault l'Enclos, decreasing the surface area to which the wines are exposed and, ultimately, the impact of the oak. The percentage of new oak is around 50%, and the blend is 68% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Quinault l'Enclos opens with expressive redcurrants, black raspberries and black cherries scents with savory suggestions of tapenade, dried herbs and tobacco plus a waft of cloves. Medium-bodied, the palate is fantastically bright and lively with loads of red fruit accents and a firm frame of grainy tannins, finishing on an earthy note. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018
This was the first vintage that technical director Pierre-Olivier Clouet started to exclusively use 500-liter barrels for Quinault l'Enclos, decreasing the surface area to which the wines are exposed and, ultimately, the...   This was the first vintage that technical director Pierre-Olivier Clouet started to exclusively use 500-liter barrels for Quinault l'Enclos, decreasing the surface area to which the wines are exposed and, ultimately, the impact of the oak. The percentage of new oak is around 50%, and the blend is 68% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Quinault l'Enclos opens with expressive redcurrants, black raspberries and black cherries scents with savory suggestions of tapenade, dried herbs and tobacco plus a waft of cloves. Medium-bodied, the palate is fantastically bright and lively with loads of red fruit accents and a firm frame of grainy tannins, finishing on an earthy note. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
DC 92
Decanter, November 2018
The redefinition of Quinault L'Enclos continues with this vintage. Great aromatics, lovely acidity, good persistency and a fresh mint finish giving striking tension that is balanced by silky tannins. A lovely wine, with...   The redefinition of Quinault L'Enclos continues with this vintage. Great aromatics, lovely acidity, good persistency and a fresh mint finish giving striking tension that is balanced by silky tannins. A lovely wine, with plenty of Cabernet notes to reflect the gravel soils in the vineyard that have benefitted from careful attention over the last 10 years. Since 2015 this is 50% new oak, but all 500-litre barrels. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-quinault-lenclos-st-emilion-grand-cru-classe-11215#3iT6KoDCferZ7Z55.99  
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
A juicy and very elegant Quinault, showing hazelnut, dark-berry and cedar character. Medium body, with a lovely, fine-tannin texture and a delicious finish. Drink after 2022.
JD 92
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
Another fresh, pretty wine from the team at Cheval Blanc, the 2016 Château Quinault l'Enclos has nuanced notes of black cherries, blackberries, leafy herbs, and saddle leather. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced...   Another fresh, pretty wine from the team at Cheval Blanc, the 2016 Château Quinault l'Enclos has nuanced notes of black cherries, blackberries, leafy herbs, and saddle leather. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced and seamless on the palate, with terrific purity, it will benefit from just a handful of years in the cellar.  
VN 92
Vinous, January 2019
The 2016 Quinault L'Enclos is very pretty and also intensely aromatic. Savory herb, mint, dried cherry, mocha and sweet tobacco are all lifted in this super-precise, nuanced Saint-Émilion. All the elements fall into place...   The 2016 Quinault L'Enclos is very pretty and also intensely aromatic. Savory herb, mint, dried cherry, mocha and sweet tobacco are all lifted in this super-precise, nuanced Saint-Émilion. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. The 2016 is precise, nuanced and exquisitely beautiful, all in the understated style that is typical here. -- Antonio Galloni  
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
This smooth wine is still lightly woody but has great fruit that will shine strongly over the next months. Juicy black-currant flavors are right up front, giving freshness to this attractive, fruity wine. It will be ready...   This smooth wine is still lightly woody but has great fruit that will shine strongly over the next months. Juicy black-currant flavors are right up front, giving freshness to this attractive, fruity wine. It will be ready to drink from 2022.  
JL 90
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2017
Vanilla, black cherry, smoke and anise come through easily. There is freshness along with juicy fruit and bright red berries. Made from blending 68% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Cabernet Franc, the wine is now...   Vanilla, black cherry, smoke and anise come through easily. There is freshness along with juicy fruit and bright red berries. Made from blending 68% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Cabernet Franc, the wine is now aged in 500 liter barrels of which 50% is new French oak.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Closure Cork