Saturated black-ruby color. Superripe, liqueur-like aromas of kirsch, iron filings, espresso, smoke and rose petal; smells more like Pomerol than St. Emilion. Sweet, lush and very concentrated; quite full in the mouth. Real chocolatey ripeness. Very long and consistent, with substantial sweet tannins buried in berry flavor. An estate to watch.
Chateau Quinault L'Enclos Saint-Emilion 1998
By Cardsandwine, July 21, 2005
Enjoyed two bottles to date:
6/02: Wow, Wow, Wow. A blockbuster wine. Its sumptuous and velvety with a 30+ second finish. The future is very bright for this powerhouse.
7/05: As good as the 02 bottle. Soft tannins. Fabulous finish.