Château Quinault

L'Enclos St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.323 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
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
Ron Siegel

I went large on the 98 right banks & this showed well showing lots of dark fruits, spice box, mocha, dried herbs & tobacco notes.

I went large on the 98 right banks & this showed well showing lots of dark fruits, spice box, mocha, dried herbs & tobacco notes.

Jun 9th, 2021
Ron Siegel

Seemed a little monolithic & flat on the finish.

Seemed a little monolithic & flat on the finish.

Aug 28th, 2020
Ron Siegel

Purchased on release showing lots of plummy fruit, cassis with mineral, licorice & spice. Full bodied & fully mature that threw off a lot sediment.

Purchased on release showing lots of plummy fruit, cassis with mineral, licorice & spice. Full bodied & fully mature that threw off a lot sediment.

May 8th, 2020
Cody Short

Surprisingly youthful and really drinking well. Shirt decant and this was ready to serve. Hard to beat 98 right bank

Surprisingly youthful and really drinking well. Shirt decant and this was ready to serve. Hard to beat 98 right bank

Oct 14th, 2017
Erik Rupinski

Got better and better after a 2 hour decant. Plenty of life left. Loved it.

Got better and better after a 2 hour decant. Plenty of life left. Loved it.

Apr 10th, 2017
Ryan Abramow

Tasty - lots of cherry and pepper with some dark chocolate. Will taste even better in another 10 years

Tasty - lots of cherry and pepper with some dark chocolate. Will taste even better in another 10 years

Apr 9th, 2017
Cass Franklin

Wonderful nose of dark fruit and toast on the finish, nice well structured garage wine

Wonderful nose of dark fruit and toast on the finish, nice well structured garage wine

Jul 3rd, 2016
Peter Keohan

Great nose filled with blackberry & vanilla. Good length and balance. Still young from a cold cellar. Potential to improve

Great nose filled with blackberry & vanilla. Good length and balance. Still young from a cold cellar. Potential to improve

Mar 10th, 2016