2006 - Ch Quinault L'Enclos Grand Cru St Emilion
06A6QUIN _ 2006 - Ch Quinault L'Enclos Grand Cru St Emilion - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Quinault l'Enclos
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot /Cabernet Franc /Cabernet Sauvignon /Malbec
Drinking
2013 - 2025
Case size
12x75cl
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2006 CH QUINAULT L'ENCLOS GRAND CRU ST EMILION - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Quinault l'Enclos
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot /Cabernet Franc /Cabernet Sauvignon /Malbec
Drinking
2013 - 2025
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £452.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2009,
    Score: 90

    The 2006 Quinault l’Enclos exhibits the elegant style that Raynaud has achieved in every vintage over the last decade. Sweet black raspberry and currant fruit along with hints of spring flowers and smoky oak are followed by a round, gentle, restrained wine revealing outstanding purity, medium body, and a fine finish. While it is not as prodigious as the 2005, it is a strong effort for the vintage. There are also 5,000 bottles of a kosher wine which Libourne’s local rabbi produces and serves as administrator.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2007,
    Score: 92-94

    An extraordinarily elegant Quinault with remarkable purity and texture has been produced in 2006. This blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, and enjoys every state-of-the-art winemaking technique, most of them Burgundy-inspired (especially the cold pre-fermentation maceration, malolactic in barrel, and aging on its lees with plenty of batonnage). A top-notch success for proprietor Alain Raynaud and his wife, Francoise, this deep ruby/purple-colored effort exhibits sweet aromas of spring flowers, blueberries, and raspberries. Medium-bodied and layered, with attractive sweetness, ripe tannin, a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, and alcohol, and a long finish, it will drink beautifully in 3-4 years, and should last for 15 or more thereafter. Drink: 2010 - 2025.

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Producer

Château Quinault l'Enclos

Alain and Francoise Raynaud's Château Quinault is situated right in the heart of the town Libourne, its walled vineyard is located on "hot" gravelly soil. This allows their grapes to benefit from an elevated temperature. Thus, the microclimate is particularly favorable to early grape maturation. Aided by oenologists Michel Rolland and Denis Dubourdieu, they have significantly upgraded their chai and winemaking techniques. The 15 hectares of Château Quinault are planted with 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec. The vines have an average age of 50 years. Ageing is for 18 months in 100% new oak barrels.

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.