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Quintus 2019

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > St Emilion
Grape VarietyMerlot/Cabernet Franc

Quintus is the latest venture of the Dillon family - owners of Chateau Haut Brion. This new 28 hectare estate was created following the purchase and amalgamation of Chateaux Tertre Daugay and l'Arrosée in Saint Emilion - vineyards close to Angélus.

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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Quintus exhibits aromas of rich, plummy fruit mingled with exotic spices and smoky, toasty new oak. Full-bodied, broad and textural, it's rich and fleshy, with a ripe core of fruit, lively acids and powdery structuring tannins. Cabernet Franc represents nearly 45% of the blend this year. - Drink 2025-2045

William Kelley, RobertParker.com (April 2022), April 2022

This is very spicy, with tile and terra cotta to the dark-fruit aromas. Pine and cedar, too. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins and a creamy finish. Very fine and long. Need three or four years to come together. 55% merlot and 45% cabernet. Drink after 2024.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2022

Composed of 55.4% Merlot and 44.6% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Quintus is deep garnet-purple in color. It strolls confidently out of the glass with notes of plum preserves, baked blackberries, and cedar chest with wafts of lilacs, star anise, and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, rich, and perfumed in the mouth, it has a lively backbone and velvety tannins, finishing with great harmony.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2022

Quintus gets easier and easier to recommend every year, and this is full of plump, confident and well-balanced fruit, with rich layers of flavour that expand through the palate. Cassis and slate, and the Cabernet Franc plays a large part in adding tension through the mid palate. Harvest 19 September through to 27 September for Merlot, then break until October 7 to 9 for Cabernet Franc. Bottled April 2021.

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, January 2022

The 2019 Château Quintus is brilliant and does everything right in the vintage. Loaded with ripe red and black cherry fruits as well as notes of white truffle, leafy herbs, baking spices, and tobacco, it hits the palate with a stunningly balanced, full-bodied profile delivering gorgeous tannins, the purity and freshness of the vintage, and a great finish. Coming from the Dillon team, this is Saint-Emilion brilliance that's already approachable yet will cruise for another 20-25 years. Bravo.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, April 2022
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One of the firmest, most structured Quintus with lots of beautiful fruit and powerful tannins. It’s a very classically structured red with blackberry and blueberry character. Lavender and spice underneath. Extremely intense. 55% merlot and 45% cabernet.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, June 2020

The 2019 Quintus is a blend of 55.4% Merlot and 44.6% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 19th of September to the 9th of October. The estimated alcohol degree on the label is 15%. Deep garnet-purple colored, it sails out of the glass with intense scents of plum preserves, blueberry pie and boysenberries with nuances of Chinese five spice, mocha, dried lavender and licorice plus a waft of chargrill. Full-bodied, the decadently fruited palate is jam-packed with layers of blue and black fruit preserves, supported by beautifully plush, ripe tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with an epically long, exotic spice-laced finish. Impactful!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (2019 En Pr), June 2020

The 2019 is a blend of 55.4% Merlot and 44.6% Cabernet Sauvignon with an estimated abv of 15%. The grapes were harvested between 19th September and 9th October. We were unable to taste the 2019 before release this year.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020
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