Classification: Grand Cru
Château L'Enclos dates back to the end of the 19th century when Pierre Larroucaud assembled parcels of vines in the hamlet of Grand Moulinet. The Château takes its name from the land around it and Clos or L'Enclos in Bordeaux refers to a walled vineyard. Larroucaud built the present Château which is in the Swiss chalet style. The Larroucaud family owned L'Enclos for 10 generations until Steve Adams of Adams French Vineyards bought the estate in 2007. Hugues Weydert is a descendant of the Larroucauds and is currently the Administrator of the château.
L'Enclos neighbours Châteaux Petrus and de Sales and the 38 plots of vines are planted on 3 terraces on the Pomerol plateau covering 25 acres. The soils are sandy gravels with layers of clay and the grapes grown are 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec with an average age of 35 years.
The wines of Château L'Enclos are stylish, classic and elegant with notes of red cherries, truffles, mocha, tobacco and black fruits. They are satiny smooth, deep and expressive with fine tannins. The wines age well and should be well cellared.
Owner: Adams French Vineyards (also owns Châteaux Lagarosse, Bel Air, de Candale and Fonplégade)
Oeonologist: Michel Rolland