Château Quinault l'Enclos / Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2014 / 750mL
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot
Geography: Bordeaux, France
Appellation: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Wine Enthusiast - 90 Pts
The wine from this estate within the city of Libourne is packed with the most delicious Merlot. Ripe, layered with acidity and with intense red fruits, it is a rich red. Red currant and red-berry flavors dominate this generous full-bodied wine. Drink from 2022.
Wine Advocate - 90 Pts
The 2014 Quinault l'Enclos, which was the first vintage to utilize larger 500-liter barrels and also the first to utilize the newly planted Cabernet Sauvignon to lend structure. Now in bottle, this Saint Emilion has an attractive bouquet with brambly red berry fruit, predominantly raspberry preserve and a touch of loganberries. The oak here is neatly folded into the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannin on the entry. Although the Cabernet Sauvignon does lend more backbone, I was quite surprised how approachable this Quinault l'Enclos is, partly because of the growing season. It is certainly harmonious, without enormous depth or grip, the dash of black pepper on the finish a pleasing way to finish off.