Colour: Bright red, maroon shades.
Nose: Floral and fruity aromas, with fresh petals and ripe red fruits and licorice notes.
Palate: Medium bodied, large volume and silky tannins.
Grape Varieties: 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec
Awards: 88pts – Wine Spectator; 88pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Chateau Quinault L’Enclos
Chateau Quinault L’Enclos, located in Saint Emilion is situated in the city of Libourne. The chateau was renovated and parts of the vineyard were replanted by Alain Raynaud who acquired it in 1997. In 2008 Alain Raynaud sold Chateau Quinault L’Enclos to the owners of Chateau Cheval Blanc, Bernard Arnault and Albert Frere. Today, Pierre Lurton and his talented team from Cheval Blanc now manage Chateau Quinault L’Enclos. Chateau Quinault L’Enclos has old vines. Many of the vines are close to, or over 50 years of age. The oldest parts of the vineyards were planted all the way back in 1934. The second oldest sector was planted after the frost of 1956. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,800 vines per hectare.
The wines made today at Quinault L’Enclos are definitely more distinctive and will age better. Today, the average annual production of Chateau Quinault L’Enclos is close to 7,500 cases of wine per year.