2015 Enclos Tourmaline, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1253276


JS 98 JD 95 RP 95
VN 91
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The Enclos Tourmaline is made from 100% Merlot grown in two small plots in Pomerol, both just an acre each. One of the vineyards sits in front of Clinet and the other is next to Lafleur-Petrus, giving the wine serious heritage. K&L owner Clyde Beffa says, "Fabulous wine, one of my top wines of the vintage." Extremely limited availability.

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  • Philip Bohorfoush
    By: Philip Bohorfoush
    K&L Staff Member
    **One of the wines of the vintage** Inky color. Saturated and seamless with a massive core of pure Merlot fruit (100%). Concentrated and full on the palate with dark plum, black cherry, earth, violets, and mineral. This wine has such scale and depth on the palate yet is deftly balanced on the incredibly long and mouthwatering finish. The breed and pedigree are apparent with the fruit being sourced from vines in front of Clinet and next to Fleur-Petrus. 3,000 bottles.
  • Trey Beffa
    By: Trey Beffa
    K&L Staff Member
    Barrel tasted April 9, 2016: Very deep and dark in color; dense, highly extracted with black, chewy fruits, hints of roasted coffee and mocha flavors, not over done and does manage to maintain balance. This is really serious win. Buy for sure!
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    K&L Staff Member
    Must be at least 100 points from me. This property is new to us and is only one hectare in size - one part next to LaFleur Petrus and the other part in front of Clinet. Only 3,000 bottles produced and on my top 10 of the vintage. Powerful blackberry aromas-very intense and almost jammy on the palate but perfectly balanced-lush so that you want to drink it now. 100% Merlot. Tons of mineral on the minute-long finish. Wow!
    Drink from 2020 to 2040
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    K&L Staff Member
    This wine knocked my socks off. This is serious Pomerol on every level, deeply concentrated with a brooding note of dark red fruit. The palate is lithe and supple, elegant really, with perfect balance between the ripeness of the fruit and the mineral notes from the terroir. Enclos Tourmaline's vineyards are between Le Pin & Trotanoy, serious names in the Bordeaux hierarchy. This is top-tier wine.
  • Alex Pross
    By: Alex Pross
    K&L Staff Member
    Fabulous sample, this comes from a small property that sits next to famed Le Pin and Trotanoy and adjacent to Lafleur-Petrus and La Violette. If you can't afford the tariff for these producers this is a great fall back. Immediately upon tasting I thought of Petrus stylistically before I knew the vineyard's proximity to greatness in Pomerol. The wine is super-sexy with exotic notes of black tea, Asian spice and black licorice. Loaded with velvety tannins this is a blockbuster in the making and a stunning wine. If you're a fan of Pomerol this is a wine to buy.
    Top Value! Drink from 2018 to 2038


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