2006 Quinault l Enclos* | Saint-Emilion

2006 Quinault l' Enclos
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Domaine Quinault l'Enclos
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Cru: 1er Grand Cru
Couleur: Rouge
Flaconnage: 75 cl
Région: Bordeaux
Millésime 2006
robertparrker.com Robert M. Parker, Jr.
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Commentaire The 2006 Quinault l’Enclos exhibits the elegant style that Raynaud has achieved in every vintage over the last decade. Sweet black raspberry and currant fruit along with hints of spring flowers and smoky oak are followed by a round, gentle, restrained wine revealing outstanding purity, medium body, and a fine finish. While it is not as prodigious as the 2005, it is a strong effort for the vintage. There are also 5,000 bottles of a kosher wine which Libourne’s local rabbi produces and serves as administrator.

My visit to Chateau Quinault and seeing proprietor Alain Raynaud was tinged with sadness as the world economic climate has forced him to sell Quinault l’Enclos to the owners of Cheval Blanc. Hopefully they will continue to produce wine at this vineyard, which is essentially a true clos (a walled vineyard), but the land is even more valuable as real estate since it is in the city of Libourne, and is surrounded by housing projects. Time will tell, but Raynaud deserves credit for creating a legacy from a terroir that was much maligned when he purchased it, only to prove everyone wrong.
L'avis du Guide Hachette des Vins Château Quinault L Enclos 2006. 2006 est l'avant-dernier millésime élaboré par Alain Raynaud qui avait porté la notoriété de ce cru à un haut niveau. Celui-ci a su préserver une vingtaine d'hectares de vignes au cœur de la ville de Libourne. Une telle situation, ainsi que la proximité de la Dordogne, contribue au microclimat très doux qui explique en grande partie la souplesse et la rondeur du vin auxquelles participe également le terroir de graves et de sables. À la dégustation, ce 2006 coloré et fruité est rafraîchi d'une touche minérale. Le bois discret est finement toasté. La structure, souple, reste élégante et classique. Les tanins réglissés s'affineront d'ici un an ou deux.
2006 Quinault l' Enclos
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