2018 Château Quinault l’Enclos, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is now available to order.
Wines offered under bond and/ or en primeur exclude duty & VAT. The price shown is per case as listed below. For more information please see T&Cs at the bottom of this page
“For over eight years now, Quinault l’Enclos has seen the same exacting care given to it as its elder brother property, Cru Classé ‘A’ Ch. Cheval Blanc. A superb value with undeniable pedigree, a wine that will drink brilliantly early on but age gracefully for several decades. The critics’ notes say it all.”
Davy’s Wine Merchants
“This a very gravelly soil with great drainage, but not a lot of water during dry periods. Adeptly produced by the team of Cheval Blanc (who purchased the estate in 2008), the wine nonetheless maintained its poise under the dry, warm ripening conditions of 2018, coming in at a respectable pH of 3.67 and relatively moderate alcohol of 14.1%. The 2018 Quinault l’Enclos is blended of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc with 50% new oak and the rest in one-year-old barrels—but only 500-liter and foudres. Deep purple-black in color, it slips seductively out of the glass with notions of warm plums, blueberry preserves and mulberries with touches of spice box, tilled soil, black olives and licorice plus a waft of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with muscular black fruit and licorice sparks, framed by rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with a peppery kick.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, April 2019.
Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’ under bond. Price shown is per case (12x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales.