||Rating (89 - 91)
Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Issue Date 25th Apr 2013
Source 206, The Wine Advocate
The deep ruby / plum / purple 2012 l’Enclos offers wonderful notes of mocha, espresso bean and jammy black currants and black cherries. Medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, fleshy and succulent, this hedonistic and intellectual turn-on can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years. This is a sleeper of the vintage. Bravo!
The finest l'Enclos since 1982, thanks to the new proprietors, the Adams family (who also resurrected the well-known Chateau Fonplegade in St.-Emilion), the 2012 boasts a new bottle, a new label and a new style that avoids the diluted, thin, herbal characteristics of its predecessors.