Chateau L’Enclos 2006 – Pomerol

£29.99

Pomerol Grand Cru.  Stylish and sophisticated Claret with notes of black cherries, raspberries, truffles, mocha and a hint of tobacco.  Satiny smooth, deep and expressive with fine tannins.  Ages well.

90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec.  13% abv.  75cl

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Chateau L'EnclosChâteau L’Enclos is a Pomerol Grand Cru and dates back to the end of the 19th century when Pierre Larroucaud assembled parcels of vines in the hamlet of Grand Moulinet. The Château takes its name from the land around it and Clos or L’Enclos in Bordeaux refers to a walled vineyard. The Larroucaud family owned L’Enclos for 10 generations until Steve Adams of Adams French Vineyards bought the estate in 2007. Hugues Weydert is a descendant of the Larroucauds and is currently the Administrator of the château.

L’Enclos neighbours the prestigious Château Petrus and the 38 plots of vines are planted on 3 terraces on the Pomerol plateau covering 25 acres.

L'Enclos and foodCritics Review:  Robert Parker:
Probably the finest wine made at l’Enclos since the 1982, the American proprietor of Fonplegade (the Adams family) has done a good job at this estate. While it will never be a big wine, this cuvee is based more on sensuality and pure fruit than body, structure, and aging potential. The 2006 exhibits sweet black cherries interwoven with floral and herbal undertones. Medium-bodied, pure, fleshy, and attractively textured.

Learn more about L’Enclos on Nicks Blog:  Chateau L’Enclos and Adams French Vineyards

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