Bordeaux

2015 Quintus

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Such a beautiful and complex nose of rose petals, dark fruit and sandalwood. Full-bodied, juicy and flavorful. A precise linear edge to this runs through the wine. Very fine tannins. Yet this is so powerful. Love it. Drink in 2022 and forward. Read more
Critic Reviews
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97 POINTS
James Suckling

Such a beautiful and complex nose of rose petals, dark fruit and sandalwood. Full-bodied, juicy and flavorful. A precise linear edge to this runs through the wine. Very fine tannins. Yet this is so powerful. Love it. Drink in 2022 and forward.

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94 POINTS
Tim Atkin
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94 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

A blend of 76% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Quintus has a medium to deep garnet-purple hue, opening with aromas of baked cherries, warm red currants and crushed black plums with touches of cigar box, violets and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, it sports very finely-grained, plush tannins and remains seamlessly refreshing and elegant in the mouth with a seductively nuanced flavor profile, culminating with wonderful length and depth.

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Jeb Dunnuck

The top cuvee is the 2015 Château Quintus, and it’s a sensationally concentrated, textured beauty loaded with character. Toasty oak, chocolate, blackcurrants, and licorice all emerge from this full-bodied Saint-Emilion and it has a terrific mid-palate, fine tannin and the balance and depth to keep for two decades.

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93 POINTS
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

A blend of 76% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc picked from 23 September to 9 October, the 2015 Quintus has a very similar bouquet compared to the one that I encountered from barrel, with plush blueberry and blackberry fruit, later touches of violet and incense developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied and adorned with a silky smooth texture. Dark cherries, all-spice, bay leaf and a pinch of white pepper all vie for attention, while the finish is very harmonious and dare I say, almost drinkable now. That would be too soon—allow this three years of bottle age and you will have a fine Quintus to enjoy over the next 15 to 20 years. Anticipated maturity: 2021 - 2038.

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93 POINTS
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Jean-Philippe Delmas is clearly getting the hang of things at Quintus. With a deep ruby color, this wine combines elegance, freshness and purity of fruit. The tannins are refined, the textures are supple and there is no sensation of heat, even though the wine is quite high in alcohol. Produced from a blend of 76% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc, the harvest took place from September 23 to October 9. The wine reached 15.2% alcohol with a pH of 3.52.

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93 POINTS
James Lawther MW - Decanter Magazine

The 2015 is more St-Emilion in style than the 2016, and so some may prefer this vintage. This wine is sweet, round and gourmand with tannins that are plentiful but fine. It has a caressing texture but also displays precision, as well as length on the finish. The yield was lower than 2016, at 38.4hl/ha. This marks a definite step up from previous years at the estate. Drinking Window 2022 - 2040

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92 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2015 Quintus offers attractive blackberry, briary and cedar aromas on the nose but it lacks the definition and complexity of some of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well judged acidity, quite smooth in the mouth with a joyful, vivid, savory finish. This is a delightful Saint-Émilion. Enjoy this over the next 10 to 12 years. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.

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Winemakers Note

In June 2011, Domaine Clarence Dillon, acquired a beautiful estate in Saint-Emilion, today renamed Château Quintus. This wine is taking its natural place within the Domaine Clarence Dillon family, as an equal alongside the red and white wines of Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion, thereby becoming the 5th child in this illustrious family. In October 2013, Château Quintus in turn acquired the neighbouring property, Château L’Arrosée, and these two exceptional estates are now united in order to produce one of the very finest wines of Saint-Emilion. Merlot represents 66% of the surface in production and the rest, 26% is planted with Cabernet Franc and 8% with Cabernet Sauvignon. Château Quintus also produces a second wine : Le Dragon de Quintus While looking at the location of the estate, one knows that Quintus benefits from an outstanding terroir, on the top of one of the AOC hill, hillside and foot of the slope; as weel as its most prestigious neighbours such as Ausone, Pavie or Angélus. In addition, this terroir has been producing wine since the early 14th century; while the former estates were called “Daugay” and “Larauzet”. In the last two centuries, the wines have always been among the best wines of Saint Emilion : Part of « Premiers Crus (First Growths) of Saint-Emilion » in all Féret guides from 1850 to 1949… > Daugay and L’Arrosée were among the elite of Saint-Emilion wines « At Daugay, Alezay sells his 1844 and 1846 wines for 500 francs… » « Daugay is one of the 14 Saint-Emilion wines most sought by wine brokers… » (H. Enjalbert, from the Lawton family archives) > This price is exactly the same as that of the wine produced by Mr. Cantenat, now Château Ausone…. « One can not imagine a more beautiful situation for an estate, or one more favourable for the production of a First Growth wine (…). » Dumas (F.-G) et Lallemand (Ch.), Les Grands Vins de Gironde, Paris, 1899

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