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Enclos Tourmaline

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2018 Enclos Tourmaline  (Pomerol) 96

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% alcohol, 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 Enclos Tourmaline  (Pomerol) 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.

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2016 Enclos Tourmaline  (Pomerol) 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.

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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% alcohol with a pH of 3.8.

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2015 Enclos Tourmaline  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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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% alcohol, 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 Enclos Tourmaline  (Pomerol) 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!

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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

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2012 Enclos Tourmaline  (Pomerol) 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.

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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

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