2019 - Ch Quinault L'Enclos Grand Cru St Emilion
06B9QUIN _ 2019 - 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
Case size
12x75cl
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2019 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
Case size
12x75cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £300.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, June 2020,
    Score: 16.5

    Really attractive fruit – fresh, crunchy and fragrant. Round and pure on the palate with good depth and ripe, mellow tannins. Smooth-textured and complete. Now a consistently appealing wine at a (usually) attractive price. Drink 2024-2032 (JL)

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.