2020 Enclos Tourmaline Merlot
Merlot - 750ML
2020 Enclos Tourmaline Merlot
  • JS 97
  • WA 96
  • JD 96
  • VN 96
  • VN 94
  • DC 92

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$144.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 9 btls
ETA: Mar. 2023

*Price does not include U.S. import tariffs that may be due from buyer on arrival. Please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

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JS 97
jamessuckling.com, June 2021
(96-97 points) A solid, tight red with blackberries, black olives and hints of brown sugar and walnuts. Full and tight with fine, persistent tannins. Tight and focused.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2021
(WA 94-96 points) The 2020 Enclos Tourmaline is made from 100% Merlot, harvested on the 16th of September, aging in 100% new French oak barriques. It weighs in with an alcohol of 14.7% and a pH of 3.67. Revealing a very...   (WA 94-96 points) The 2020 Enclos Tourmaline is made from 100% Merlot, harvested on the 16th of September, aging in 100% new French oak barriques. It weighs in with an alcohol of 14.7% and a pH of 3.67. Revealing a very deep purple-black color, it has a profound nose of blackberry pie, blueberry compote and plum preserves, with underlying suggestions of licorice, espresso, black olives and crushed rocks. The rich, full-bodied palate is jam-packed with fragrant black fruit preserves, framed by velvety tannins and a fantastic line of freshness, finishing with great length and wonderful purity. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, May 2021
(94-96+ points) What could end up being a real superstar in the vintage, the tiny production 2020 Enclos Tourmaline is 100% Merlot, from clay soils, that’s still resting in 100% new French oak. It boasts a rich, powerful...   (94-96+ points) What could end up being a real superstar in the vintage, the tiny production 2020 Enclos Tourmaline is 100% Merlot, from clay soils, that’s still resting in 100% new French oak. It boasts a rich, powerful, full-bodied style that carries lots of minerality as well as structure to go with ample darker berry and cassis-like fruit, notes of camphor, toasted spice, incense, plenty of background oak, and building tannins. It’s a beautiful wine, but it’s not for those seeking instant gratification. Give bottles 4-5 years at a minimum, and it should keep for 20+.  
VN 96
Vinous, May 2021
(94-96 points) The 2020 Enclos Tourmaline was picked on September 16 at 32hl/ha and matured entirely in new oak. It has a chiseled bouquet, beautifully defined and focused, unfurling gradually to reveal blackberry...   (94-96 points) The 2020 Enclos Tourmaline was picked on September 16 at 32hl/ha and matured entirely in new oak. It has a chiseled bouquet, beautifully defined and focused, unfurling gradually to reveal blackberry, blueberry, crushed rock and light violet aromas. There is a sense of "weightlessness" about these aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very sapid and saline, a Pomerol that is keen to get the juices flowing even at this early stage. This has wonderful poise and precision. Perhaps one of the best Enclos Tourmaline vintages that I have tasted since its inception. Highly recommended. Just 2,400 bottles produced. -- Neal Martin  
VN 94
Vinous, June 2021
(92-94 points) The 2020 Enclos Tourmaline is impressive. A rich, heady Pomerol, Enclos possesses tremendous depth and richness in both its fruit and tannic structure. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, licorice and mocha abound...   (92-94 points) The 2020 Enclos Tourmaline is impressive. A rich, heady Pomerol, Enclos possesses tremendous depth and richness in both its fruit and tannic structure. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, licorice and mocha abound. The 2020 needs time for the searing tannins to soften, but it appears to have a very bright future. It is one of the most virile wines in Pomerol. -- Antonio Galloni  
DC 92
Decanter, May 2021
A consistent estate, this has powerful dark fruits - damson and bilberry, good spice and plenty of length. Enjoyable stuff from Peter Kwok's Vignoble K.
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Closure Cork