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Chateau l'Enclos Pomerol 2014


€50.00/Bottle | €600.00/Case
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An early drinking effort, with a plum and olive core of fruit that is already drinking well.Ruby in colour, the nose has red fruits, cocoa, fresh wood and mild tobacco notes and on the palate you get a freshness and a roundness with a generous mid-palate. The finish is juicy with subttle aromas of cherry stones.

Medium-bodied with an earthy, wild plum character, revealing notes of fresh strawberry and cherry at its core, this wine is best tasted in its youth. From 80% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec,

The Vineyard

The 9.5 hectare Pomerol vineyard of Chateau L’Enclos is located not far from Chateau Clos Rene. The vineyard of Chateau L’Enclos is planted to 82% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. On average, the vines are 31 years of age. The estate has old vines as well, dating back to 45 years of age. The vineyard is planted to an average of 6,500 vines per hectare. In time, the Right Bank estate plans to increase the percentage of Merlot in the vineyards.

There are three unique terroirs in the vineyards of Chateau L’Enclos with sand, gravel and flint soils. There are also some iron deposits in the soil which add to the complexity of the wine. The vineyard is as you might guess based on the 3 different soil types, located in various areas in Pomerol. Their best parcels are placed not far from Chateau Trotanoy and Chateau Clinet. Their lesser parcels are in sandy soils close to Chateau de Sales.

Starting with the 2011 vintage, the owners began heavily investing in the property, hoping to allow it to produce the best wine possible. They brought in Jean Christophe Meyrou, who works with Michel Rolland. Jean Christophe Meyrou began a program of micro vinification for 25% of the production of Chateau L’Enclos in 500 liter Burgundy barrels. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in nine, temperature controlled, cement vats that range in size from 81 hectoliters up to 116 hectoliters and 3 small, 50 hectoliter stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in a combination of tank and French oak barrels.

At the estate, L’Enclos has also recently started increasing the percentage of new oak to age the wine. Currently, the wines are aged in 50% new French oak barrels for close to 18 months. At Chateau L’Enclos they are now working on organic farming techniques in their vineyards. Michel Rolland is their consultant at Chateau L’Enclos.

Chateau l'Enclos Pomerol 2014
Red Nose Rating: 00%
Fine Wine with long rich finish, Medium-bodied reds