2020 Enclos Tourmaline, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1542515 96-97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A solid, tight red with blackberries, black olives and hints of brown sugar and walnuts. Full and tight with fine, persistent tannins. Tight and focused. Inner quote mark (4/2021)

94-96 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark What could end up being a real superstar in the vintage, the tiny production 2020 Enclos Tourmaline is 100% Merlot, from clay soils, that’s still resting in 100% new French oak. It boasts a rich, powerful, full-bodied style that carries lots of minerality as well as structure to go with ample darker berry and cassis-like fruit, notes of camphor, toasted spice, incense, plenty of background oak, and building tannins. It’s a beautiful wine, but it’s not for those seeking instant gratification. Give bottles 4-5 years at a minimum, and it should keep for 20+. 94-96+ Inner quote mark (5/2021)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Revealing a very deep purple-black color, it has a profound nose of blackberry pie, blueberry compote and plum preserves, with underlying suggestions of licorice, espresso, black olives and crushed rocks. The rich, full-bodied palate is jam-packed with fragrant black fruit preserves, framed by velvety tannins and a fantastic line of freshness, finishing with great length and wonderful purity. (LPB) Inner quote mark (5/2021)

94-96 points Vinous

Outer quote mark It has a chiseled bouquet, beautifully defined and focused, unfurling gradually to reveal blackberry, blueberry, crushed rock and light violet aromas. There is a sense of "weightlessness" about these aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very sapid and saline, a Pomerol that is keen to get the juices flowing even at this early stage. This has wonderful poise and precision. Perhaps one of the best Enclos Tourmaline vintages that I have tasted since its inception. Highly recommended. (NM) Inner quote mark (5/2021)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark A consistent estate, this has powerful dark fruits - damson and bilberry, good spice and plenty of length. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2021)

K&L Notes

92-94 points Antonio Galloni for Vinous: "The 2020 Enclos Tourmaline is impressive. A rich, heady Pomerol, Enclos possesses tremendous depth and richness in both its fruit and tannic structure. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, licorice and mocha abound. The 2020 needs time for the searing tannins to soften, but it appears to have a very bright future. It is one of the most virile wines in Pomerol." (6/2021)

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