2021 Château Quintus St Emilion de Quintus St. Émilion Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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2021 Château Quintus St Emilion de Quintus  (St. Émilion) 85
Light, fresh, bright and easy drinking, earthy, savory, red berry filled wine. 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2027. 84-86

Light, fresh, bright and easy drinking, earthy, savory, red berry filled wine. 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2027. 84-86

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When to Drink Chateau Quintus, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Quintus is much better with at least 7-9 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 hours or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Quintus offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 9-30 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Quintus with Wine, and Food Pairing Tips

Chateau Quintus is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Chateau Quintus is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.

Chateau Quintus is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.

2011 was the debut vintage for Chateau Quintus and Le Dragon de Quintus. When Chateau Quintus was originally offered for sale with its first vintage produced from the new owners, the price almost tripled from all previous vintages. The market did not take well to the massive jump in price.

That being said, with the Chateau Haut Brion team behind the estate, it will be interesting to see what develops over the next few years. After tasting several vintages, it is clear that the wine is definitely improving in quality and character. By the 2016 vintage, Chateau Quintus really upped their game and began producing very strong, Saint Emilion wines.

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