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1999 Quinault (l'Enclos) Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Emilion - Red

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion

Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

"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... More »

Score
91
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2017 VF: 2004-2017
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 96
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Source Vinfolio

Author David P187
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.842%
Tasted On 12/29/2012

Really enjoyed this. Dark, rich, black fruits, with mocha and tobacco notes. Not a powerhouse, but very good regardless. Great with the grilled steaks.

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.638%
Tasted On 09/14/2012
Drink Dates 2010-2015

Better than expected. Lovely scents, moderate body and finish, tannin evolved.

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Author MH
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.171%
Tasted On 02/20/2012
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Author Ernesto o
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 05/22/2011
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Author Yamadori
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.436%
Tasted On 02/21/2011
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Author darvid
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 02/14/2011
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Pulled from the cellar in a random grab. Dark and concentrated red. Considering the Reynaud-Parker connection and so forth, I was not expecting much. Then I recalled my surprise at liking this several years ago. Similar experience today - no lack of concentration, but rather elegant, almost crisp. Oak is unmistakable, but integrated. The small amount of cab franc (20%) neatly counters the 70% merlot. Refreshing rather than overpowering.

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 03/01/2004
Drink Dates 2009-2020

I am extremely disappointed with this wine?s current performance - I've laid down a few cases of this wine in my personal cellar. It was considerably better on release. The nose is completely dumb and only with considerable effort can some gamy fruit be coaxed out of it. The structure remains impressive and there is good fruit concentration but the nose is very muffled at present. 70% Merlot, 15% Franc, 10% Cabernet, and 5% Malbec.

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