Château Quinault l'Enclos Saint-Émilion 1999

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Château Quinault l'Enclos Saint-Émilion 1999

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Size 750ml

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Saint-Émilion Grand cru

"Supercuvée" or "Vin de Garage"


65% Merlot
20% Cabernet Franc
10% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Malbec

Region: Bordeaux


Château Quinault L’Enclos is a tiny Château and walled vineyard, thus its name “L’Enclos” (a walled and closed area) within the city of Libourne in an area that was once called “Sables Saint-Émilion”, a satellite appellation of Saint-Emilion up until 1973.Bought by the negociant Baptiste Mons in 1930, the Château can be dated back to the 17th century. History facts somewhat prove that the Château may have been given its name after famous writer - Philippe Quinault (1635/1688), who was a very popular Parisian dramatist and librettist at that time.Château Quinault has been among the pioneer “garagist “ wineries of the right bank. It quickly became a rising star with the arrival of new ownership and needed investments and techniques that tremendously improved the quality of this previously rather unknown estate.
Dr. Raynaud, a former physician and president of the Union des Grands Crus (1994-2000), also owner of the Pomerol estates Château La Croix-de-Gay and Château La Fleur-de-Gay, bought Château Quinault L’enclos in the 90s.

By Fall 2008, Quinault was sold to Bernard Arnault, head of luxury goods empire LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) and his associate Albert Frère, adding to their portfolio of Saint-Émilion properties including the illustrious Château Cheval Blanc.


The Terroir of Château Quinault l’Enclos is spread over 20 hectares of sand and pebbles mixed with a little clay. 


The vine plants, on average 45 years old. Concern for the environment has led the property to undertake a biological conversion in all the fields, working towards a more natural model. 


The aging of the wine is done in barrels with a capacity of 500L (50% of which are replaced each year). Consultant oenologists: Michel Rolland and Denis Dubourdieu. 


Silky, delicate, and rounded feeling brings to the palate a floral touch full of refined aromas and subtley grainy.   

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This elegant, exotic, lush, medium-bodied, Burgundian-styled St.-Emilion boasts great complexity along with an enticing perfume of blueberries, blackberries, and flowers. Although it does not possess a great deal of weight, it offers pure fruit, sweet tannin, and no hard edges. This is a textbook example of Bordeaux at its richest and most elegant.

Château Quinault L’Enclos is best paired with all types roast chicken, veal, pork chops, beef, lamb, duck, game, braised, grilled dishes, Asian and Oriental dishes, tuna and pasta dishes.