Red

1998 Château Quinault L'Enclos

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 138

  • jonboy74 Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 27, 2019 - Drinking great now. Cork looked brand new. Decent bit of sedinemt but it was settled after a week of standing upright. Silky smooth and elegant, as a great bordeaux should be. Tannins were lingering at the end, and had a little bite to them, but just a little. 3 hour decant. Paid $40 at auction, would buy all I could find at this price, very very high QPR. Should still be good for 3 more years.

    14OCT19 BOTTLE 2 - exact same as #1. Love it.

  • AlanM68 Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 5, 2019 - In great shape today but feels like this is as far as it goes (it’s come a long way - this is the last of a case of 12 and it’s been a rollercoaster ride). Beautifully smooth and together, slightly peppery taste, great length.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 18, 2019 - Bordeaux Night in the Santa Ynez Valley (An Anoymous Winery's Gorgeous Cellar Table): A somewhat divisive wine, with a few haters being outweighed by enthusiasts such as myself. I thought it merited WOTN consideration in fact. Distinctly modern in style, with well integrated oak, ripe red fruit, some smoke, an iodine note and a gentle finish wrapped in sweet tannins. The acidity is a bit lacking at this stage -- drink up.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Paul S wrote: 91 points

    June 23, 2019 - Riley's 1st Birthday (Botanic, Raffles City): A garragiste merlot-dominated wine at 20 years old, this has held up really quite well. There was an attractive nose on it - modern but pretty alluring, with sweet, ripe aromas of cassis and blackberries, even plums, along with some earthy herbs and powdered spices, and then a waft of cigarette smoke on the sides. The palate was as big and ripe as the nose suggested, with large scale, broad-shouldered flavours of black cherries, cassis and plums interlaced with a good bit of mineral and spice. There was certainly some alcohol on this, but thankfully everything was decently brought into decent enough balance by soft acidities and velvet tannins into a slightly smoky finish. Enjoyable - even with its modern stylings, this had the clarity and balance that drew it back to Bordeaux. Almost fully mature, this should be drank soon. Certainly speaks well of the quality on the right bank in 1998 though.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dchain wrote: 91 points

    January 30, 2019 - From double magnum. Lovely deep ruby. Nice plum, stewed strawberry nose with only a very little spice/soil note. Very fruit driven but in a good way. Lovely healthy fruit on the palate, more plummy Merlot but all in good balance with freshness and uplift. Medium plus body and length. Can’t see it getting any better but plenty of life in it. Prior double magnum from 2 years ago was like drinking oak chips so very pleased to see this has resolved itself. Very enjoyable with the select Wed night swim crew!

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    (Chateau Quinault L'Enclos Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Lyle Fass
    2/9/2006 (link)

    (Quinault L'Enclos) Spoof city. Totally manufactured wine. All over the place with too much oak. I am sure some people like this alot better than I did.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Quinault L'Enclos
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
  • UPC Codes 055614987506, 071570017729, 081584131526, 3251093606434, 3277035312553

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 25 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,418 (59%)
  • Consumed 1,633 (40%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

beef stew, lamb, steak

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97% Like It  36 votes

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