CHATEAU QUINAULT L'ENCLOS 2006
SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU
Blend : 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec
Tasting notes : " 2006, a powerful and rich wine " . A colorful and fruity wine. The discreet wood is finely toasted. The structure remains elegant and classic,
and the tannins become more refined over time.
History : Located in the heart of Libourne, the singularity of Château Quinault L'Enclos is to be a city vineyard, whose origins date back to the Gallo-Roman era. This property of 20 hectares, close to the Dordogne, benefits from a micro-climate conducive to the cultivation of the vine.
The grape variety is typical and typical of the right bank of the Garonne: Merlot dominates (83%), Cabernet Franc (12%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) complete the grape variety. The average age of the vineyard is 45 years old and the oldest vines in production date back to 1934.
These old vines make up a very interesting genetic heritage. They make it possible to obtain complex grapes at the same time as measured yields. The high age of the vineyard and the soil composed of hot gravel constitute a soil favorable to a production of high quality.
Wine Spectator : 90/100 Pts
Robert Parker : 90/100 Pts