2010 Quinault L'Enclos, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)
Very powerful spicy wine with rounded fruit despite the dense tannins. It has juicy acidity, finishing with a dark, dry aftertaste.
Fresh and clean with fine tannins and a blueberry and orange peel character. Peaches too. Long and very pretty. One of the best Quinaults for a long time. 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet France and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This property have turned out a finesse-styled 2010 with loads of blueberry and raspberry fruit as well as hints of pomegranate, crushed rock and damp earth. A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, it is medium-bodied and stylish, not a blockbuster by any means, but a wine of finesse to drink over the next 10-12 years. This old property was brought to life by Dr. Alain Raynaud and then sold to the owners of Cheval Blanc.
Very fresh, with a pure essence of raspberry and kirsch racing along, laced with an enticing red licorice note that drives through the finish. Rather direct, but well put together and nicely defined, with a finesse and minerality that many other St.-Emilions don't have. Drink now through 2020.