2016 Enclos Tourmaline (750ml)

Merlot from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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Review Score: 97JS, 95WA
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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This is very close in quality to the great 2015. Full body yet complex and layered. Very refined. Fine grained tannins. Super tight. A real beauty here. Only 3,000. Beautiful follow up. Second vintage.

96-97 points, James Suckling (Apr 2017)

The 2016 Enclos Tourmaline is pure Merlot cropped at 50 hectoliters per hectare and matured in new oak. It has a beautiful bouquet with black cherries, crushed violets and just a hint of licorice that is very well defined and gains intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation, good weight in the mouth with a fine line of acidity. One bottle felt a little pinched, but a second was much more refined and demonstrated superb detail and focus on the finish, with a gorgeous saline/black pepper aftertaste. My score reflects that second showing.

93-95 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 230 - Apr 2017)