Château Quinault

L'Enclos St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0261 ratings
9.035 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Cody Short

Wow, what a great surprise! From magnum and this was firing. The 99’s seem to be drinking so well right now.

Wow, what a great surprise! From magnum and this was firing. The 99’s seem to be drinking so well right now.

Apr 7th, 2018
Chris MacLean

Solid but a touch soft.

Solid but a touch soft.

Mar 15th, 2018
Ian Blackburn

Impressive- roasted coffee, mocha, dense cherry skins, vanilla, clay and earth permeate but do not overwhelm this showy right bank 1998 - which continues to gain favor as a vintage with time - 93+ points. Our California palate audience today did prefer the napa merlot but this had its supporters for sure. France vs California by learnaboutwine.com 5.25.14 #delectable #wine

Impressive- roasted coffee, mocha, dense cherry skins, vanilla, clay and earth permeate but do not overwhelm this showy right bank 1998 - which continues to gain favor as a vintage with time - 93+ points. Our California palate audience today did prefer the napa merlot but this had its supporters for sure. France vs California by learnaboutwine.com 5.25.14 #delectable #wine

2 people found it helpfulMay 26th, 2014
Pooneet Kant

Classic right bank Bordeaux, but I don't feel this is really singing. Characteristic dark fruit, earth, tannin, etc, but a *slight* off taste in the finish (bitter, almost) leaves a bit to be desired.

Classic right bank Bordeaux, but I don't feel this is really singing. Characteristic dark fruit, earth, tannin, etc, but a *slight* off taste in the finish (bitter, almost) leaves a bit to be desired.

1 person found it helpfulJul 30th, 2017
Carrie Bowden

Even with 11 yrs this needed additional time after decanting time to open.

Even with 11 yrs this needed additional time after decanting time to open.

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2017
DrinkBordeaux

In a perfect place for drinking right now. Lots of ripe plum, blackberry, earth, licorice, tobacco, and dark chocolate round out the nose. Still has some noticeable oak. It is certainly lush and opulent, though there is adequate freshness. A really nice finish with impressive length. Overall pleasantly surprised by this. It successfully walks the line of opulent ripeness without being too forward.

In a perfect place for drinking right now. Lots of ripe plum, blackberry, earth, licorice, tobacco, and dark chocolate round out the nose. Still has some noticeable oak. It is certainly lush and opulent, though there is adequate freshness. A really nice finish with impressive length. Overall pleasantly surprised by this. It successfully walks the line of opulent ripeness without being too forward.

1 person found it helpfulJul 24th, 2016
Mike Saviage

Bright but dark ruby. Opaque. Big nose with black fruit and some wood. Young, still some powerful tannins. Has the fruit, structure and acidity to last decades. Wanted to see where a 2000 was at. Needs many more years to grow some secondary complexity.

Bright but dark ruby. Opaque. Big nose with black fruit and some wood. Young, still some powerful tannins. Has the fruit, structure and acidity to last decades. Wanted to see where a 2000 was at. Needs many more years to grow some secondary complexity.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2016
Peter Kuzma

Opened with a big juicy merlot nose and took on some smoke, gravel, minerality as it aired. Big on the nose, but really kind of medium body, which was a little surprising. Finish is not so long, but really an excellent, fun wine.

Opened with a big juicy merlot nose and took on some smoke, gravel, minerality as it aired. Big on the nose, but really kind of medium body, which was a little surprising. Finish is not so long, but really an excellent, fun wine.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2016
! !Yarivyo Wine Score!

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.9

2003 is an interesting Bordeaux vintage, very warm and the wines are concentrated and fruit forward with a shorter life span then normal, this saint Emilion which is based on 70% CF is at its pick and drinking beautifully now.

Ruby brown color, nose of coffee, barnyard, currents, plums, cherries, tea, medium to full body with well integrated round tannins, good acidity and lovely long finish. Well balanced and modern. My score 89+, drink to 2016. Great value at about 40$

2003 is an interesting Bordeaux vintage, very warm and the wines are concentrated and fruit forward with a shorter life span then normal, this saint Emilion which is based on 70% CF is at its pick and drinking beautifully now.

Ruby brown color, nose of coffee, barnyard, currents, plums, cherries, tea, medium to full body with well integrated round tannins, good acidity and lovely long finish. Well balanced and modern. My score 89+, drink to 2016. Great value at about 40$

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2015
GaYoung Kim

Graileys Fine Wines. Sommelier. Broker

9.4

GaYoung had this 5 years ago

GaYoung had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2014