L'Enclos St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1998Château Quinault L'Enclos St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1998
9.3 out of 10 based on 16 user ratings.

Château Quinault L'Enclos St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

9.316 ratings on Delectable
$79.95

An elegant as well as powerful effort, this dense ruby/purple-colored 1998 reveals notes of plums, black raspberries, vanillin, minerals, licorice, and spice. Exceptionally rich with an outstanding texture, this medium to full-bodied wine possesses a distinctive, individualistic style, largely because of its floral, blueberry fruit flavors. Although accessible, it will age for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2020. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Ian Blackburn Delectable Pro

Impressive- roasted coffee, mocha, dense cherry skins, vanilla, clay and earth permeate but do not overwhelm this showy right bank 1998 - which continues to gain favor as a vintage with time - 93+ points. Our California palate audience today did prefer the napa merlot but this had its supporters for sure. France vs California by learnaboutwine.com 5.25.14 #delectable #wine

Impressive- roasted coffee, mocha, dense cherry skins, vanilla, clay and earth permeate but do not overwhelm this showy right bank 1998 - which continues to gain favor as a vintage with time - 93+ points. Our California palate audience today did prefer the napa merlot but this had its supporters for sure. France vs California by learnaboutwine.com 5.25.14 #delectable #wine

9.0

Peter Kuzma

Opened with a big juicy merlot nose and took on some smoke, gravel, minerality as it aired. Big on the nose, but really kind of medium body, which was a little surprising. Finish is not so long, but really an excellent, fun wine.

Opened with a big juicy merlot nose and took on some smoke, gravel, minerality as it aired. Big on the nose, but really kind of medium body, which was a little surprising. Finish is not so long, but really an excellent, fun wine.

9.2

Erik Rupinski

Got better and better after a 2 hour decant. Plenty of life left. Loved it.

Got better and better after a 2 hour decant. Plenty of life left. Loved it.

9.5

Ryan Abramow

Tasty - lots of cherry and pepper with some dark chocolate. Will taste even better in another 10 years

Tasty - lots of cherry and pepper with some dark chocolate. Will taste even better in another 10 years

9.2

Cass Franklin

Wonderful nose of dark fruit and toast on the finish, nice well structured garage wine

Wonderful nose of dark fruit and toast on the finish, nice well structured garage wine

9.2

Peter Keohan

Great nose filled with blackberry & vanilla. Good length and balance. Still young from a cold cellar. Potential to improve

Great nose filled with blackberry & vanilla. Good length and balance. Still young from a cold cellar. Potential to improve

9.1

Gabriela Feffer

Lua de mel - Serengueti, Singita Faru Faru

Lua de mel - Serengueti, Singita Faru Faru

9.4

Gilbert Van Hassel

As a die hard burgundy lover I thought I would never say this but is a Bordeaux I really enjoyed

As a die hard burgundy lover I thought I would never say this but is a Bordeaux I really enjoyed

9.5

Todd Anderson

Very nice mature Bordeaux drinking very well. Great mature berry fruit integrated nicely into the dirt. Alas, last bottle from my case... 94 RMP.

Very nice mature Bordeaux drinking very well. Great mature berry fruit integrated nicely into the dirt. Alas, last bottle from my case... 94 RMP.

9.2

Gilbert Van Hassel

At perfect maturity level. Still years good. Complex well structured still fruit left great Bordeaux.

At perfect maturity level. Still years good. Complex well structured still fruit left great Bordeaux.

9.3