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2001 Château Quinault l'Enclos

  • 92 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 75 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 57267-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($58-$63) Deep, bright ruby-red. Captivating aromas of black raspberry, currant, cocoa powder and flinty minerality. Suave and fine-grained, with subtle notes of iron and minerals. Lush and aromatic in the mouth but not at all overly sweet. Finishes with smooth, building tannins. Very distinctive wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    A wine that will give early drinking pleasure. Aromas of plums, toasted oak and tobacco follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fresh acidity and a medium tannic finish. Not quite as good quality as from barrel, but I like it. 4,830 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Pretty dark crimson. Spicy rich nose but very diffuse and wimpy on the palate, the rustic tannins. Shame - I feel this wine could have been much better but the owner just doesn't quite realise whats going on in the world.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 39244
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    This blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc owes much of its extraordinary quality to the impeccable perfectionist efforts of Quinault's owners, Dr. Alain Raynaud and his wife, Francoise. The 37-acre vineyard, situated within the Libourne city limits, includes some of the appellation's oldest vines. This wine enjoys all of the state of the art, cutting edge winemaking techniques (i.e., cold fermentation, malolactic in barrel, aging on its lees, and no fining or filtration). Yields are kept to a modest 40 hectoliters per hectare. The 2001 is a worthy rival to the 2000. Deep purple to the rim, this vibrant red boasts a gorgeous bouquet of striking minerality intermixed with raspberries, blackberries, and hints of blueberries, espresso roast, and oak. Medium-bodied, elegant, and pure, with an intense mid-palate as well as a long finish, it needs 2-3 years of cellaring, and should drink well for 12-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • "This emerging St.-Emilion superstar is run by Alain and Francoise Raynaud who, since their first vintage in 1997, have taken this estate to new heights. No effort is spared here to produce a great wine..." -Robert Parker, Bordeaux

    Not only does Quinault deserve interest, but the whole of the St.-Emilion appellation has been enjoying a renaissance with collectors the world over. New ranks of winemakers set on eloquently expressing the pure fruit and lush personalities of the St.-Emilion are being discovered on a very regular basis, and Quinault helps lead the pack. Though Merlot-driven, this chateau also incorporates percentages of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon to produce wines of gorgeous opulence while never sacrificing the impeccable elegance and equilibrium of Bordeaux. The estate also makes a special cuvee called L'Absolut de Quinault that goes through its alcoholic fermentation in barriques.

    Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 405 bottles owned
    • 65 collectors