Bordeaux

2012 Quintus

$1,578.00
  • From our International Marketplace - Dispatch within 4 months. Distributed by CVBG
6 x 750ml
Is the increase in price since Quintus changed its name (from Tertre-Daugay) and ownership justified? The Haut-Brion team has certainly given it an extra dimension, producing a wine that is fine, floral and subtle with flavours of plum, red cherry and smoky oak, but there is better value elsewhere. Drink: 2020-28 Read more
Critic Reviews
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93 POINTS
Tim Atkin

Is the increase in price since Quintus changed its name (from Tertre-Daugay) and ownership justified? The Haut-Brion team has certainly given it an extra dimension, producing a wine that is fine, floral and subtle with flavours of plum, red cherry and smoky oak, but there is better value elsewhere. Drink: 2020-28

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91 POINTS
James Suckling

Very subtle and refined with blueberries, chocolate and hints of spices. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Very, very fine. Very, very delicious, too! Better in 2017.

Expert Review
90 POINTS
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

Briar, black currant and licorice root notes form the core, with good energy to the briary grip. A tobacco lining runs through the finish. Shows good length and cut overall. Drink now through 2022. 1,303 cases made. –JM

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90 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

Deep, pliant and resonant, the 2012 Quintus offers lovely depth and fine overall balance. The flavors are dark and nicely layered. Menthol, leather and spice flesh out as the wine shows off its ample, broad personality. The 2012 should drink well for the next 15-20 years. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see what the Dillon family can achieve here in the coming years and decades.

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Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

The 2012 Quintus (89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc) is made in a firm, structured style with a hint of minerality, dark plum and black currant fruit, touches of cherries and spice, along with some background oak. It is medium-bodied, well-made, and pure. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.

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Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Bright, fresh, spicy red berries lead to a zippy, very fresh, spicy mouthful of red berries. 88-90 Pts

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James Lawther MW - Decanter Magazine

There's more depth than in the 2013 grand vin, but it lacks true definition. Merlot provides sweetness and volume, and the oak adds a touch of char. The tannins have been handled well. The yield was generous, at 42.5hl/ha. Only ex-Tertre Daugay fruit has been used here. Drinking Window 2019 - 2027

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Ian D'Agata - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Full ruby.  High-pitched aromas of redcurrant, minty blackberry and flowers.  Juicy and vinous, with harmonious acidity keeping the moderately concentrated flavors of blackcurrant and herbs fresh.  The persistent finish features broad, building tannins that avoid dryness.  A faint green edge at the back lowered my score.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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