Quinault l'Enclos 1998

SubregionSt Emilion

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Tasting Notes

Score: 94Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

An elegant as well as powerful effort, this dense ruby/purple-colored 1998 reveals notes of plums, black raspberries, vanillin, minerals, licorice, and spice. Exceptionally rich with an outstanding texture, this medium to full-bodied wine possesses a distinctive, individualistic style, largely because of its floral, blueberry fruit flavors. Although accessible, it will age for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2020.

Score: 94Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Score: 94/96Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000

Score: 92/95Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

Purple coloured, with intense aromas of blackberries and spices. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and tannins.

 James Suckling, Wine Spectator

Very dark, blackish crimson. Sweet, mellow, lively but fully developed – much more mature than most. Very very slightly simple. Hint of menthol. Neat but there’s a very slight lack of freshness. Ready to drink.

Score: 16.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2006

16/20. This rich, dark coloured wine is a potential bargain.

 Farr Vintners, June 1999

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