JAMES SUCKLING: "This is really something with black berries, black truffle, black olives and orange peel. Subtle yet powerful and structured. Medium body. Goes on for minutes. 3.5 pH with rich fruit.. Superb."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "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."
JEB DUNNUCK: "Smoky red and black fruits, chocolate, violets, and spring flower notes all emerge from the 2022 Enclos Tourmaline, a medium to full-bodied, lively, vibrant Pomerol that shows the riper style of the vintage yet stays fresh, focused, and elegant. It picks up more floral nuances with time in the glass and is a terrific effort. As always, this is all Merlot from vines near La Fleur Petrus and Trotanoy, from 30 hectoliters per hectare, that will spend 15 months in new oak. Tasted twice."
WEINWISSER: "95 % Merlot, 5 % Cabernet Franc, 30 hl/ha. Betörendes schwarzbeeriges Bouquet, Cassislikör, Veilchen satt, Lakritze und Brombeergelee. Am satten, durchtrainierten Gaumen mit weicher Textur, feinkörniger Extraktfülle und stützender Rasse.. Im konzentrierten Finale Wildkirsche, dunkles Edelholz, Holundersaft und erhabene Adstringenz. 2030 – 2055."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „The 2022 Enclos Tourmaline, 100% Merlot, is deep garnet-purple in color. It rockets out of the glass with scents of plum preserves, blueberry pie, and chocolate-covered cherries, followed by hints of Indian spices and fertile loam. The full-bodied palate is chock full of juicy black fruits, framed by firm, chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing earthy."
Chateau Enclos Tourmaline
Ch. Enlclose Tourmaline, Ch. Tour St. Christophe, 1 Lieu dit Cassevert, 33330 St. Christophe