Bordeaux

2013 Quintus

$1,314.00
6 x 750ml
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Very refined and silky with currants, cedar and chocolate. Perfumed and refined. Tangy acidity. Hints of bark, tobacco and earth. Savory finish. Drink now. Read more
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James Suckling

Very refined and silky with currants, cedar and chocolate. Perfumed and refined. Tangy acidity. Hints of bark, tobacco and earth. Savory finish. Drink now.

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James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

Ripe and pure, with a lovely feel to the plum, red currant and cherry fruit. The finish is long and harmonious already, featuring lingering chalk and bergamot notes. Features a pleasant tug of terroir at the very end. This looks to be the best vintage yet for this wine. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Tasted non-blind. —J.M.

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Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

The acidity and the wood are considerable, while the fruit is very suppressed. The wine feels hollow in the middle.

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Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

The 2013 Château Quintus is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. It has a fragrant bouquet, the Merlot expressive and offering crushed strawberry and cranberry aromas, just a touch of licorice in the background. While it is not an intense Saint Emilion, it is well defined and conveys a sense of charm. The palate is medium-bodied with a citrus-fresh opening, slightly chalky tannin, knitted together by a keen thread of acidity and an attractive, vibrant finish. This is a pleasurable, fresh and lively Saint Emilion to enjoy over the next 4-6 years.

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James Lawther MW - Decanter Magazine

The first vintage following the fusion of L’Arrosée with Tertre Daugay, but 2013 was a difficult year in the vineyard. The yield fell to 23.8hl/ha. This wine has a lighter body and weight with some sweetness on the mid-palate but a drying finish. There is a wisp of elegant red fruit yet the oak still dominates. For early drinking. Drinking Window 2019 - 2025

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Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

(80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc):  Medium red.  Vinous aromas of floral red cherry, redcurrant and tobacco.  The red cherry and berry flavors possess enough flesh and fat to buffer the wine's structure, but this wine is nonetheless tight as nails today owing to its impression of high acidity. Finishes juicy and persistent, with no easy sweetness.  About 15% of  L'Arrosée (the latest acquisition by Domaines Clarence Dillon, owners of Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion) went into Quintus (and another 15% into Le Dragon de Quintus, the second wine).

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Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

The grand vin, the 2013 Quintus, which is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, has a dark ruby/plum color and an attractive nose of licorice, Christmas fruitcake, tobacco leaf and red and black currants. It is well-made, somewhat compact and narrowly constructed, but pleasant and best drunk during its first 7-8 years. This property was purchased by the owners of Haut-Brion and La Mission-Haut-Brion, along with their acquisition of nearby L’Arrosee. The estate used to be called Tertre Daugay, but now has been renamed Quintus.

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Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

The grand vin, the 2013 Quintus, which is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, has a dark ruby/plum color and an attractive nose of licorice, Christmas fruitcake, tobacco leaf and red and black currants. It is well-made, somewhat compact and narrowly constructed, but pleasant and best drunk during its first 7-8 years. This property was purchased by the owners of Haut-Brion and La Mission-Haut-Brion, along with their acquisition of nearby L’Arrosee. The estate used to be called Tertre Daugay, but now has been renamed Quintus.

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


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