2005 Quinault L'Enclos, St-Emilion
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This highly-focused wine exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue in addition to a beautiful bouquet of black raspberries, blueberries, camphor, spring flowers, and spice box. With superb concentration, a hint of minerals, and a lovely textured mouthfeel, it should be approachable in 5-6 years, and age easily for two decades or more. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium ruby-red. Sexy aromas of cherry, minerals, iron and smoked meat. Juicy and sappy for the year, with lovely energy to the concentrated flavors of cherry, minerals, smoke, flowers and earth. Very sophisticated, shapely wine with a long, ripely tannic finish throwing off notes of smoke, minerals and iron.
Beautiful chocolate and blackberry aromas and flavors follow through to a full body, with soft, round tannins and a very long finish.
The 2005 is 70% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Malbec.