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Enclos Tourmaline

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2023
94
Incense, flowers, cherries, cocoa, and black raspberries fill the bouquet. Silky, elegant, and medium-bodied, this discreet wine is pure, refreshing, and long with a refined character to the red berries, and chocolate-mint nuances in the finish. The wine is a blend of 97% and 3% Cabernet Franc. 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2047. 93-95 Pts.

Incense, flowers, cherries, cocoa, and black raspberries fill the bouquet. Silky, elegant, and medium-bodied, this discreet wine is pure, refreshing, and long with a refined character to the red berries, and chocolate-mint nuances in the finish. The wine is a blend of 97% and 3% Cabernet Franc. 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2047. 93-95 Pts.

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2022
97
The wine opens with chocolate, black raspberries, licorice, flowers, espresso, and a touch of smoke on the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, opulent, and fresh. There is lift to the layers of sweet, ripe, deep red fruits, dark chocolate, and a lingering spicy note on the backend of the silky finish. The wine is a blend of 95% and 5% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV, 3.52 pH. Yields were 38 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2047. 96-98 Pts.

The wine opens with chocolate, black raspberries, licorice, flowers, espresso, and a touch of smoke on the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, opulent, and fresh. There is lift to the layers of sweet, ripe, deep red fruits, dark chocolate, and a lingering spicy note on the backend of the silky finish. The wine is a blend of 95% and 5% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV, 3.52 pH. Yields were 38 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2047. 96-98 Pts.

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2021
93
Black cherries, flowers, black raspberries, and cocoa nuances are easy to find in the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, silky, polished, vibrant, and earthy, with a savory-edge to its sweet, red plum, cherry, herb-tinged finish. The production is quite small with about 175 cases produced this year. The wine is made from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2024-2040.

Black cherries, flowers, black raspberries, and cocoa nuances are easy to find in the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, silky, polished, vibrant, and earthy, with a savory-edge to its sweet, red plum, cherry, herb-tinged finish. The production is quite small with about 175 cases produced this year. The wine is made from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Flowers, black raspberries, plums, and hints of truffle and cocoa are easy to find in the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, polished and fresh with a cherry-filled, cocoa-dusted, mid-palate and refined, delicate finish. The production is quite small with about 175 cases produced this year. The wine is made from 100% Merlot, 13.2% ABV. Drink from 2023-2042. 92-94

Flowers, black raspberries, plums, and hints of truffle and cocoa are easy to find in the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, polished and fresh with a cherry-filled, cocoa-dusted, mid-palate and refined, delicate finish. The production is quite small with about 175 cases produced this year. The wine is made from 100% Merlot, 13.2% ABV. Drink from 2023-2042. 92-94

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2020
96
Deeply colored, this is a wine perfectly balanced between its intensity, opulence, concentration is flamboyant character. The nose, with its open display of flowers, chocolate, licorice, espresso, spice, dark red pit fruits and truffles is intoxicating. But, that is only the start. It is the velvety, opulent, richness with cashmere tannins and its wealth of sweet, ripe, fruits, chocolate, and spice that steal the show! The luxurious finish hits all the right notes and keeps on going. The only problem is finding any as the production of this 100% Merlot wine is only 200 cases produced. So, if you want it, jump on it, prices are not going to be lower. Drink from 2025-2050.

Deeply colored, this is a wine perfectly balanced between its intensity, opulence, concentration is flamboyant character. The nose, with its open display of flowers, chocolate, licorice, espresso, spice, dark red pit fruits and truffles is intoxicating. But, that is only the start. It is the velvety, opulent, richness with cashmere tannins and its wealth of sweet, ripe, fruits, chocolate, and spice that steal the show! The luxurious finish hits all the right notes and keeps on going. The only problem is finding any as the production of this 100% Merlot wine is only 200 cases produced. So, if you want it, jump on it, prices are not going to be lower. Drink from 2025-2050.

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Dark in color, the wine shows off its black, blue and red fruits infused with flowers, smoke, licorice, truffle, cigar box and dark chocolate. Lush, supple, fresh and with a gorgeous sense of purity, the wine is concentrated, silky and rich. Made from 100% Merlot, this is a gorgeous, stylish Pomerol. Produced from 100% Merlot this will be outstanding with 5-7 years of age. The production is low in 2020 with about 200 cases produced. 95-97 Pts

Dark in color, the wine shows off its black, blue and red fruits infused with flowers, smoke, licorice, truffle, cigar box and dark chocolate. Lush, supple, fresh and with a gorgeous sense of purity, the wine is concentrated, silky and rich. Made from 100% Merlot, this is a gorgeous, stylish Pomerol. Produced from 100% Merlot this will be outstanding with 5-7 years of age. The production is low in 2020 with about 200 cases produced. 95-97 Pts

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2019
96
Opulent, deep, dark and rich with layers of silky-textured, chocolate-covered black plums and cherries. The wine is full-bodied, concentrated, lush and fresh, with length, purity and complexity. This is everything you want in a Pomerol. However, the wine will be quite difficult to find as only 260 cases were produced in this vintage. Drink from 2024-2049.

Opulent, deep, dark and rich with layers of silky-textured, chocolate-covered black plums and cherries. The wine is full-bodied, concentrated, lush and fresh, with length, purity and complexity. This is everything you want in a Pomerol. However, the wine will be quite difficult to find as only 260 cases were produced in this vintage. Drink from 2024-2049.

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Richly-colored, the wine shoots out from the glass with floral, licorice, smoke, black raspberries, cherry and plum. There is freshness, elegance, refinement and most importantly, purity in the fruits. That sense of purity resonates in the long, opulent, finish that borders on decadence. Produced from 100% Merlot and reaching 14.5% ABV.The wine is aging in 100% new, French oak. This will be quite difficult to find as about 260 cases are produced in this vintage. 96-98 Pts

Richly-colored, the wine shoots out from the glass with floral, licorice, smoke, black raspberries, cherry and plum. There is freshness, elegance, refinement and most importantly, purity in the fruits. That sense of purity resonates in the long, opulent, finish that borders on decadence. Produced from 100% Merlot and reaching 14.5% ABV.The wine is aging in 100% new, French oak. This will be quite difficult to find as about 260 cases are produced in this vintage. 96-98 Pts

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2018
96
The nose, with its licorice, flowers, plums and chocolate covered cherries entices you into wanting to know what's next. The answer is, velvety textured plums and seductive black cherries with silky tannins that grace your palate in all the right ways, finishing with layers of perfectly ripe red fruits coated in cocoa. This is a hedonistic beauty that is made from 100% Merlot. Sadly, this is difficult to find as only 275 cases were produced.

The nose, with its licorice, flowers, plums and chocolate covered cherries entices you into wanting to know what's next. The answer is, velvety textured plums and seductive black cherries with silky tannins that grace your palate in all the right ways, finishing with layers of perfectly ripe red fruits coated in cocoa. This is a hedonistic beauty that is made from 100% Merlot. Sadly, this is difficult to find as only 275 cases were produced.

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Deep in color, this wine is coaxing you to find flowers, plums, licorice and perfectly ripe cherries in its aroma. This is a hedonistic, erotic wine delivering a velvet drenched, plummy mouthful. Produced from 100% Merlot and reaching 14.7% ABV, it's aging in 100% new, French oak. This will be quite difficult to find as only 275 cases were produced. 95-97 Pts

Deep in color, this wine is coaxing you to find flowers, plums, licorice and perfectly ripe cherries in its aroma. This is a hedonistic, erotic wine delivering a velvet drenched, plummy mouthful. Produced from 100% Merlot and reaching 14.7% ABV, it's aging in 100% new, French oak. This will be quite difficult to find as only 275 cases were produced. 95-97 Pts

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2017
95
Dark in color, the wine is rich, supple, lush and ripe. The tannins are silky, the wine is full bodied and there is a depth of flavor here. It is easy to sense with all the dark black cherries, plums, and dark cocoa. You can drink this young, while waiting for the 2015 and 2016 to come around. But 3-5 years in the cellar is going to add a lot more character to the wine. That is if you can wait that long! The wine was made from 100% Merlot.

Dark in color, the wine is rich, supple, lush and ripe. The tannins are silky, the wine is full bodied and there is a depth of flavor here. It is easy to sense with all the dark black cherries, plums, and dark cocoa. You can drink this young, while waiting for the 2015 and 2016 to come around. But 3-5 years in the cellar is going to add a lot more character to the wine. That is if you can wait that long! The wine was made from 100% Merlot.

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2016
96
Roses, cocoa, plums, cherries, anise and wet earth are already visible in the wine. Silk and elegance, and precision, with this fabulous sweetness, length and purity in the finish. Give this a decade and you'll have a stunner in your glass. The wine is made from 100% Merlot.

Roses, cocoa, plums, cherries, anise and wet earth are already visible in the wine. Silk and elegance, and precision, with this fabulous sweetness, length and purity in the finish. Give this a decade and you'll have a stunner in your glass. The wine is made from 100% Merlot.

3,316 Views   Tasted
Produced from 100% Merlot and completely vinified in barrel, the wine shows a deep intensity of color. Intense floral notes combined with black raspberries, plum and earth with the right of chocolate in the finish, giving the wine more of a fat, sensuous, opulent nature. The fruits are sweet, with a strong sense of purity, freshness and energy. Open and expressive, this vintage shows the wine is a vintage on the upswing. The harvest took place October 4 and October 5. The wine reached 14.5% ABV with a pH of 3.8.

Produced from 100% Merlot and completely vinified in barrel, the wine shows a deep intensity of color. Intense floral notes combined with black raspberries, plum and earth with the right of chocolate in the finish, giving the wine more of a fat, sensuous, opulent nature. The fruits are sweet, with a strong sense of purity, freshness and energy. Open and expressive, this vintage shows the wine is a vintage on the upswing. The harvest took place October 4 and October 5. The wine reached 14.5% ABV with a pH of 3.8.

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2015
95
While this was good in barrel, it is a knockout in bottle. The fruit is pure silk in texture. The plummy fruits are perfectly ripe giving you a blend of sweetness, freshness and polish. The opulent wine leaves with a blast of Chocolate, smoke and cherries in the finish.

While this was good in barrel, it is a knockout in bottle. The fruit is pure silk in texture. The plummy fruits are perfectly ripe giving you a blend of sweetness, freshness and polish. The opulent wine leaves with a blast of Chocolate, smoke and cherries in the finish.

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Everything you want from a Pomerol is right here. Sensuous textures, depth of flavor, ripe, juicy, sweet, dark red fruits and a beautiful, full bodied, concentrated wine with silky tannins and flowery, truffle accents to the black cherries and chocolate in the finish.

Everything you want from a Pomerol is right here. Sensuous textures, depth of flavor, ripe, juicy, sweet, dark red fruits and a beautiful, full bodied, concentrated wine with silky tannins and flowery, truffle accents to the black cherries and chocolate in the finish.

3,734 Views   Tasted
Like an intricately cut garnet, there is a purple inflection in the color, supple in feel with silken tannins and a rich, chocolate-covered, plum finish straight outta Saint-Germain-des-Pres. This beauty should be even better with at least 5 years of age. The wine reached a healthy 14.8% ABV, but there is no touch of heat, just pure, sweet, delectable fruits. Produced from 100% Merlot and using only micro vinification techniques, the grapes were whole berry fermented and 10% of the stems were retained to give the wine more structure and freshness. The harvest took place from September 22 to October 1. In only three years, Enclos Tourmaline has turned out to be a solid contender amongst the great wines of Pomerol. 94 - 96 Pts

Like an intricately cut garnet, there is a purple inflection in the color, supple in feel with silken tannins and a rich, chocolate-covered, plum finish straight outta Saint-Germain-des-Pres. This beauty should be even better with at least 5 years of age. The wine reached a healthy 14.8% ABV, but there is no touch of heat, just pure, sweet, delectable fruits. Produced from 100% Merlot and using only micro vinification techniques, the grapes were whole berry fermented and 10% of the stems were retained to give the wine more structure and freshness. The harvest took place from September 22 to October 1. In only three years, Enclos Tourmaline has turned out to be a solid contender amongst the great wines of Pomerol. 94 - 96 Pts

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2014
92
From 100% Merlot, the wine is showing a sensuous, velvet character, with earthy plums, truffle and minerality to complicate matters. You can drink this young, while waiting for the gorgeous 2015 and 2016 to come around. Wine tasting is of course by its nature, completely subjective. Either I did not see the quality of this wine in barrel, or it truly blossomed in bottle. Either way, as you can see, my score has clearly jumped as the is just showing great today!

From 100% Merlot, the wine is showing a sensuous, velvet character, with earthy plums, truffle and minerality to complicate matters. You can drink this young, while waiting for the gorgeous 2015 and 2016 to come around. Wine tasting is of course by its nature, completely subjective. Either I did not see the quality of this wine in barrel, or it truly blossomed in bottle. Either way, as you can see, my score has clearly jumped as the is just showing great today!

2,887 Views   Tasted
Previously known as Cornaline, this wine is soft, lush and even silky with sweet cherry fruit but beware a touch of dryness in the finish. From 100% Merlot and using 100% micro vinification techniques, the grapes were whole berry fermented and a portion of the stems were saved and included in 50% of the barrels. 87-89 Pts

Previously known as Cornaline, this wine is soft, lush and even silky with sweet cherry fruit but beware a touch of dryness in the finish. From 100% Merlot and using 100% micro vinification techniques, the grapes were whole berry fermented and a portion of the stems were saved and included in 50% of the barrels. 87-89 Pts

3,317 Views   Tasted
2012
88
Smoke, espresso, caramel and red fruits start off in the right place, making this a successful debut vintage. But the soft red fruits are overwhelmed by the oak in the end note. Still, this is a wine to watch as the wine making team is very talented.

Smoke, espresso, caramel and red fruits start off in the right place, making this a successful debut vintage. But the soft red fruits are overwhelmed by the oak in the end note. Still, this is a wine to watch as the wine making team is very talented.

1,941 Views   Tasted
The debut vintage of this new Pomerol estate was produced from 100% Merlot, whole berry fermented fruit in barrel. The vineyard is a small .5 hectare parcel on clay terroir, located in front of Chateau Clinet. Coffee, licorice, truffle and black cherry notes create the perfume. The wine is plush, opulent and silky, with a lot of oak in the chocolate, plummy finish. 89-91 Pts

The debut vintage of this new Pomerol estate was produced from 100% Merlot, whole berry fermented fruit in barrel. The vineyard is a small .5 hectare parcel on clay terroir, located in front of Chateau Clinet. Coffee, licorice, truffle and black cherry notes create the perfume. The wine is plush, opulent and silky, with a lot of oak in the chocolate, plummy finish. 89-91 Pts

1,658 Views   Tasted