Château Quinault l'Enclos Grand Cru 2019
Chateau Quinault l’Enclos is located on the right bank of Bordeaux in the Saint-Emilion appellation. Belonging to the famous Premier Grand Cru Classé A of Saint-Emilion Chateau Cheval Blanc, the wines of Chateau Quinault I'Enclos benefit from the same care as those of Chateau Cheval Blanc.
The Chateau Quinault l'Enclos vineyard covers 19 hectares of vines. It is located near the Dordogne River, in the Saint-Emilion appellation.
Budding was relatively early after a mild winter. Flowering was not affected by the first rainy period of June. A hot and dry period followed, leading to rapid and early ripening.
Harvest from September 11 to September 27. Vinification carried out by the Cheval Blanc team. Plot vinification. Native yeasts. Gentle extraction. Long maceration. Manual pumping over and malolactic fermentation in tanks.
12 months of aging with quarterly rackings. Aging in 500-liter barrels (of which some new oak (40%), some oak of one previous wine (40%)) as well as in casks (20%).
Merlot (74%), cabernet sauvignon (14%), cabernet franc (6%).
Displaying a deep red color in the glass, the Chateau Quinault L’Enclos 2019 charms the eyes with its clear and bright appearance. The nose is gourmand, combining notes of red and black fruit with pastry notes of vanilla, caramel and coffee. The attack is smooth, full-bodied, delicious and rich with a beautiful tannic grain resulting in a tender and creamy mid-palate. Resolutely seductive, the Chateau Quinault L’Enclos 2019 is a well-rounded and fleshy wine with a nice, palate-coating finish.