L'enclos Des Braves

Château Quinault

L'Enclos St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

I leap through the crowd and embrace it passionately, it greets me, warm, inviting, but not cloying. — 11 days ago

Domaine de l'Enclos

Petit Chablis Chardonnay 2018

At L'Arbre À Vin.7.24.20. — 3 months ago

L'Enclos des Braves

Tombe du Ciel Gaillac Braucol Prunelart

Big sour berries. Good fresh texture. Very versatile. — a year ago

Karen Whaley
with Karen

Domaine L'Enclos

Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Really clean and bright. Lemon, some melon notes and a little green jalepeno flavor on the finish. A little mineral as well. Very refreshing! — a year ago

Domaine de l'Enclos

Chablis Chardonnay 2013

Wedding night white wine ♥️💍 — 2 months ago

Domaine L'Enclos

Côtes de Gascogne Rosé Blend 2013

Bin end rosé day, the final bottles on another of our longer term aging experiments on value wines.

Nose has Creamsicle orange sherbet, dried peach, dried raspberry, dried papaya, orange slices, white flowers and crushed granite in moist soil.

Palate has tangerine gummy bears, honey, fresh Clementine, fresh apricot, white flowers with perfect acidity, long finish, mild sweetness. A great bottle with life in the bottle still remaining!

(50% Merlot / 50% Cabernet Franc)
— 3 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Ian Staub I'd say it really depends, all these bottles were under $8 (just), and showed strong on release, which is likely the key. Not everything ends up a winner, we've had much better luck doing this same experiment on inexpensive German Riesling (sub-$15). The '12 & '13 are doing quite well today, so we are happy. You need to be able to appreciate the changes the wines will make, if you are patient and understand where they might go based on your experiences with aged wines, you will do ok to forget about some wines for a while. For my palate, I really appreciate rosé with a couple years age (min), current release stuff is nice but IMO the youthful acidity can cloud the structure. I like acidity, but like palate complexity more and that usually shows with 1-2Y of age on most rosé. There is always an exception, some are built for the long haul though, Cotat, Simone, RLD Heredia, Enderle & Moll, they will hold 8-10+ without concern.
Josh Morgenthau

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Very cool. I’ve definitely forgotten about sub $20 bottles not normally considered age-worthy and found them to be magical on opening. ... never had the guts to do it intentionally though. Seems like a great way to learn more about bottle evolution in general.
Ian Staub

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@Severn Goodwin well said, thank you.

Château Fonplégade

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

2014 vintage. This historical estate with great terroir surrounded by famous neighbours like Angélus, Ausone, Pavie etc. is going from strength to strength after it was bought by Denise and Stephen Adams (also owners of Château L'Enclos in Pomerol and ADAMVS in Napa Valley). 2014 vintage. 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Biodynamically farmed (since 2009, certification in 2020). Intriguing attractive nose with an amazing minerality, intertwined with cassis and a hint of truffle. In the mouth it is initially a bit severe, if classy. I would recommend decanting or taste it over several hours. After a few hours the fruit shines through compensating the tight tannic structure and the acidity. Built to age, I feel this will deserve a higher score in 5 or 6 years. It's a very classic restrained wine that definitely has an understated class. Nice value at under 50 euros if you like this style. — 2 months ago

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Domaines des Braves

Régnié Gamay 2018

Mooie Régnié voor bij de maaltijd straks — 7 months ago

Château l'Enclos des Rozes

Méthode Ancestrale Brut Sparkling Blend

Pretty, light apperetive sparkling wine with slight pourriture noble. Lovely. Cannot go wrong with this one. Bit in the shallow side. — a year ago

Château Ramage La Batisse

L'Enclos de Ramage Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Very reasonably priced red French wine our waiter recommended. Only 38 euros. Really balanced and nice. — 2 years ago