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Château Quintus

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2023
92
Flowers, tobacco leaves, bay leaf, cherries, licorice, and cocoa fill the core of this medium-bodied, soft, fresh, and refined, red berry-filled wine with a savory edge. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release. The wine blends 71.6% Merlot, and 28.4% Cabernet Franc, 14.1% ABV. Drink from 2026-2033. 91-93 Pts.

Flowers, tobacco leaves, bay leaf, cherries, licorice, and cocoa fill the core of this medium-bodied, soft, fresh, and refined, red berry-filled wine with a savory edge. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release. The wine blends 71.6% Merlot, and 28.4% Cabernet Franc, 14.1% ABV. Drink from 2026-2033. 91-93 Pts.

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2023
89
Fruity, forward, soft, and sweet, the wine is medium-bodied, with an easy-to-enjoy charm making this perfect for early-drinking pleasure. The wine blends 81.4% Merlot, with 18.6% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2032. 88-90 Pts.

Fruity, forward, soft, and sweet, the wine is medium-bodied, with an easy-to-enjoy charm making this perfect for early-drinking pleasure. The wine blends 81.4% Merlot, with 18.6% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2032. 88-90 Pts.

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2022
90
Medium-bodied, soft, elegant, forward. and fresh, this is perfect for early-drinking pleasure with ample, sweet, and savory cherries from start to finish. Drink from 2025-2030 89-91 Pts.

Medium-bodied, soft, elegant, forward. and fresh, this is perfect for early-drinking pleasure with ample, sweet, and savory cherries from start to finish. Drink from 2025-2030 89-91 Pts.

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2022
96
The wine is focused on its elegant, sensuous nature. The fruits are refined, polished and silky. The purity in the fruits, which is paramount here is matched by its strong, mineral-driven character on the mid-palate and in the long, creamy, velvety finish. The wine blends 58% Merlot, with 42% Cabernet Franc. 15.5% ABV, 3.65 pH. Drink from 2025-2045. 95-97 Pts.

The wine is focused on its elegant, sensuous nature. The fruits are refined, polished and silky. The purity in the fruits, which is paramount here is matched by its strong, mineral-driven character on the mid-palate and in the long, creamy, velvety finish. The wine blends 58% Merlot, with 42% Cabernet Franc. 15.5% ABV, 3.65 pH. Drink from 2025-2045. 95-97 Pts.

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2022
93
Leafy herbs, tobacco, spice, and black cherries are easy to discern on nose, and the palate. Elegance and freshness are the key to the wines character, along with sweet, black cherries, cocoa, and a touch of spice in the silky, refined, finish. The wine blends 73% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 6% Malbec. Drink from 2025-2035. 92-94 Pts.

Leafy herbs, tobacco, spice, and black cherries are easy to discern on nose, and the palate. Elegance and freshness are the key to the wines character, along with sweet, black cherries, cocoa, and a touch of spice in the silky, refined, finish. The wine blends 73% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 6% Malbec. Drink from 2025-2035. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
90
Forward, soft, juicy, fresh, plummy red fruits with kirsch and black raspberry notes in the finish. This is already, soft, polished, fresh and elegant in nature. Drink from 2023-2031. 89-91

Forward, soft, juicy, fresh, plummy red fruits with kirsch and black raspberry notes in the finish. This is already, soft, polished, fresh and elegant in nature. Drink from 2023-2031. 89-91

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2021
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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2021
93
Deeply colored, the wine is packed with nuances of crushed rocks, black raspberries, flowers, plums and forest leaves. Extremely poised and polished, the silky palate offers purity in the fruit, length and the sense of minerality, finishing with an array of red pit fruits, cocoa and salty tannins. This is the first vintage to include from the recently purchased vineyards formerly belonging to Grand Pontet. The wine blends 58% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. 13.3% ABV. Drink from 2023-2040. 92-94

Deeply colored, the wine is packed with nuances of crushed rocks, black raspberries, flowers, plums and forest leaves. Extremely poised and polished, the silky palate offers purity in the fruit, length and the sense of minerality, finishing with an array of red pit fruits, cocoa and salty tannins. This is the first vintage to include from the recently purchased vineyards formerly belonging to Grand Pontet. The wine blends 58% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. 13.3% ABV. Drink from 2023-2040. 92-94

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2020
96
Supple, fresh, and vibrant with layers of silky fruits, accents of salty rocks and stones, flowers, spice, and red pit fruits, the wine is sensuous, polished, and energetic on the palate and in the finish. There is a beautiful purity and refinement in the finish that makes your want to take another sip. The wine blends 62.5% Merlot with 37.5% Cabernet Franc, 15.2% ABV. Drink from 2025-2047.

Supple, fresh, and vibrant with layers of silky fruits, accents of salty rocks and stones, flowers, spice, and red pit fruits, the wine is sensuous, polished, and energetic on the palate and in the finish. There is a beautiful purity and refinement in the finish that makes your want to take another sip. The wine blends 62.5% Merlot with 37.5% Cabernet Franc, 15.2% ABV. Drink from 2025-2047.

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Deeply colored, the wine is packed with nuances of crushed rocks, black raspberries, flowers, plums and forest leaves. Extremely poised and polished, the silky palate offers purity in the fruit, length and the sense of minerality, finishing with an array of red pit fruits, cocoa and salty tannins. The wine blends 62.5% Merlot with 37.5% Cabernet Franc, 15.2% ABV. 95-97 Pts

Deeply colored, the wine is packed with nuances of crushed rocks, black raspberries, flowers, plums and forest leaves. Extremely poised and polished, the silky palate offers purity in the fruit, length and the sense of minerality, finishing with an array of red pit fruits, cocoa and salty tannins. The wine blends 62.5% Merlot with 37.5% Cabernet Franc, 15.2% ABV. 95-97 Pts

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2020
91
Fresh, soft, supple, sweet, and vibrant, you can sense the minerality on the palate, which adds to the complexity and verve in all the ripe, polished dark, red fruits and spice. Drink from 2023-2031.

Fresh, soft, supple, sweet, and vibrant, you can sense the minerality on the palate, which adds to the complexity and verve in all the ripe, polished dark, red fruits and spice. Drink from 2023-2031.

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Opening with flowers, black cherries, black raspberries, plums and dark chocolate, the wine quickly moves to its core of soft, plush, dark red fruits. Fresh, silky and fruity, this is perfect to drink while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. The wine is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, 15.2% ABV. 90-92 Pts

Opening with flowers, black cherries, black raspberries, plums and dark chocolate, the wine quickly moves to its core of soft, plush, dark red fruits. Fresh, silky and fruity, this is perfect to drink while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. The wine is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, 15.2% ABV. 90-92 Pts

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2020
89
Early drinking, soft, creamy wine with sweet, ripe, earthy, savory plums and cherries on the nose and palate. Light, fresh, bright and easy drinking, earthy, savory, red berry filled wine. 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc. This is the new 3rd wine from Quintus. Drink from 2023-2028.

Early drinking, soft, creamy wine with sweet, ripe, earthy, savory plums and cherries on the nose and palate. Light, fresh, bright and easy drinking, earthy, savory, red berry filled wine. 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc. This is the new 3rd wine from Quintus. Drink from 2023-2028.

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2019
90
Forward, fresh, soft, and silky, this elegant, spicy, cherry, and red plum filled wine already delivers layers of sweet, ripe cherries and plums. The wine is a blend of 86% Merlot with 14% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2022-2032.

Forward, fresh, soft, and silky, this elegant, spicy, cherry, and red plum filled wine already delivers layers of sweet, ripe cherries and plums. The wine is a blend of 86% Merlot with 14% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2022-2032.

1,788 Views   Tasted
2019
95
Quite spicy, with intense notes of flowers, mint, tobacco leaf, cherries, plums, cloves, licorice, espresso, and crushed stone on the nose. Soft, silky, and fresh, the wine is long, vibrant, supple, and finishes with plums, cherries, and a touch of chocolate mint with 5 spice. The Grand Vin, which comes from only 26% of the crop was produced from blending 55% Merlot with 45% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2042.

Quite spicy, with intense notes of flowers, mint, tobacco leaf, cherries, plums, cloves, licorice, espresso, and crushed stone on the nose. Soft, silky, and fresh, the wine is long, vibrant, supple, and finishes with plums, cherries, and a touch of chocolate mint with 5 spice. The Grand Vin, which comes from only 26% of the crop was produced from blending 55% Merlot with 45% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2042.

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2018
95
Flowers, spice, licorice and ripe, red fruits are all over the place. The wine somehow manages to balance elegance with high ABV as this does perfectly. Sweet, long and intense, with a beautiful purity to all the red fruits, the finish lingers, expands and frankly, just feels great on your palate. The wine was made using 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, 15.2 ABV.

Flowers, spice, licorice and ripe, red fruits are all over the place. The wine somehow manages to balance elegance with high ABV as this does perfectly. Sweet, long and intense, with a beautiful purity to all the red fruits, the finish lingers, expands and frankly, just feels great on your palate. The wine was made using 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, 15.2 ABV.

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The flowers, spice box, crushed rock, licorice and sweet red fruits on the nose really work this year. Dark garnet in color, the wine is sensuality and elegance. More unctuous than usual, the velvet textured black plums that coat your palate really hang in there. Even though the wine reached 15.2% ABV, there is only a slight touch of heat in the finish but there is no sensation of jamminess. The wine was made using 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc harvested from September 20-October 8. 94-96 Pts

The flowers, spice box, crushed rock, licorice and sweet red fruits on the nose really work this year. Dark garnet in color, the wine is sensuality and elegance. More unctuous than usual, the velvet textured black plums that coat your palate really hang in there. Even though the wine reached 15.2% ABV, there is only a slight touch of heat in the finish but there is no sensation of jamminess. The wine was made using 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc harvested from September 20-October 8. 94-96 Pts

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2018
90
Fresh, sweet, silky, and filled with elegant, sweet plum and cherry filled charm, the wine is medium bodied, forward, refined and perfect for near term drinking, while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop.

Fresh, sweet, silky, and filled with elegant, sweet plum and cherry filled charm, the wine is medium bodied, forward, refined and perfect for near term drinking, while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop.

1,647 Views   Tasted
Medium bodied, soft, silky, open and accessible with a sweet, cherry and red plum profile, this is perfect for ordering in a restaurant or just easy going pleasure. 88-90 Pts

Medium bodied, soft, silky, open and accessible with a sweet, cherry and red plum profile, this is perfect for ordering in a restaurant or just easy going pleasure. 88-90 Pts

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2017
88
Medium bodied, soft, forward and charming with sweet, red cherry fruits, this is elegance in a glass.

Medium bodied, soft, forward and charming with sweet, red cherry fruits, this is elegance in a glass.

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2017
94
Spicy rubicund fruits with a dash of mint, licorice and black cherry open the perfume. The wine is dignified and energetic. There is a wholesomeness of fruit, a sweet cherry spirit and an emphasis on the finesse styled character.

Spicy rubicund fruits with a dash of mint, licorice and black cherry open the perfume. The wine is dignified and energetic. There is a wholesomeness of fruit, a sweet cherry spirit and an emphasis on the finesse styled character.

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2016
94
Still dark in color, the wine is earthy, soft and polished. The truffle and mineral accents are starting to poke through. The finish is juicy with silky tannins and ripe, spicy plums in the finish. Give this 5-7 years and it will really be a lot of fun in your glass.

Still dark in color, the wine is earthy, soft and polished. The truffle and mineral accents are starting to poke through. The finish is juicy with silky tannins and ripe, spicy plums in the finish. Give this 5-7 years and it will really be a lot of fun in your glass.

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With a stunning shade of purple-red, a single sniff and you know Quintus truly knows how to craft a serious wine. Divine textures, fruits that dance on the palate, minerality, smoke, earth and licorice. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, reaching 15% ABV with a pH of 3.5. The harvest took place October 3 to October 20.

With a stunning shade of purple-red, a single sniff and you know Quintus truly knows how to craft a serious wine. Divine textures, fruits that dance on the palate, minerality, smoke, earth and licorice. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, reaching 15% ABV with a pH of 3.5. The harvest took place October 3 to October 20.

2,978 Views   Tasted
2016
90
Spicy, dark plums and cherry with licorice overtones in the center, along a medium bodied, soft, forward palate, focused on sweet, plums in the finish. The wine was produced blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Spicy, dark plums and cherry with licorice overtones in the center, along a medium bodied, soft, forward palate, focused on sweet, plums in the finish. The wine was produced blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

2,586 Views   Tasted
Spicy dark cherry, fennel and plums at the center, open to soft textured, dark and light cherries with spice, earth and licorice in the finish. Medium bodied, forward with good softness on the palate, the wine was produced blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Spicy dark cherry, fennel and plums at the center, open to soft textured, dark and light cherries with spice, earth and licorice in the finish. Medium bodied, forward with good softness on the palate, the wine was produced blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

2,871 Views   Tasted
2015
94
Better in the bottle than it was in barrel, which is the sign of all great wines, this is all about its purity of fruit, silky tannins and elegant character. There is not a hard edge to be found, The wine shows a beautiful purity of fruit, coupled with salty tannins and lift. This should drink well for at least the next 20 years or longer. Even though the wine is 15.2%, there is no touch of heat.

Better in the bottle than it was in barrel, which is the sign of all great wines, this is all about its purity of fruit, silky tannins and elegant character. There is not a hard edge to be found, The wine shows a beautiful purity of fruit, coupled with salty tannins and lift. This should drink well for at least the next 20 years or longer. Even though the wine is 15.2%, there is no touch of heat.

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Aging nicely, the wine shows off its freshness and elegant charms with ease. More refined than dense, this is about purity and freshness.

Aging nicely, the wine shows off its freshness and elegant charms with ease. More refined than dense, this is about purity and freshness.

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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 ABV. 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% ABV with a pH of 3.52.

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 ABV. 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% ABV with a pH of 3.52.

2,063 Views   Tasted
2015
88
Disarmingly easy to drink, the sweet cherries, elegant textures and graceful finish lets you know this is ready for prime time drinking.

Disarmingly easy to drink, the sweet cherries, elegant textures and graceful finish lets you know this is ready for prime time drinking.

3,198 Views   Tasted
Medium-bodied with a forward, sweet, ripe, spicy cherry core, soft textures and an open personality.

Medium-bodied with a forward, sweet, ripe, spicy cherry core, soft textures and an open personality.

2,869 Views   Tasted
2014
90
A medium-bodied wine, which is fresh and spicy with a hot, cherry pie character and a fresh, elegant black raspberry finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.45% ABV. 90-91 Pts

A medium-bodied wine, which is fresh and spicy with a hot, cherry pie character and a fresh, elegant black raspberry finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.45% ABV. 90-91 Pts

2,321 Views   Tasted
2014
87
Light in color, medium-bodied and dominated by fresh, red berry fruits, this wine will drink well on the young side. 86-88 Pts

Light in color, medium-bodied and dominated by fresh, red berry fruits, this wine will drink well on the young side. 86-88 Pts

2,950 Views   Tasted
2013
90
Medium bodied, fresh and ready to drink, enjoy this young, for its elegant, silky textures, coupled with its forward, licorice infused, fresh cherry, smoke and earthy personality.

Medium bodied, fresh and ready to drink, enjoy this young, for its elegant, silky textures, coupled with its forward, licorice infused, fresh cherry, smoke and earthy personality.

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Blending 50.5% Merlot with 49.5% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers raspberry and floral notes with bright cherry and fennel in the elegant, crisp, fresh finish. 88-90 Pts

Blending 50.5% Merlot with 49.5% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers raspberry and floral notes with bright cherry and fennel in the elegant, crisp, fresh finish. 88-90 Pts

2,478 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Sweet black raspberries, fresh cherries and soft tannins, with a spicy character, the wine is medium/full bodied, ending with a mélange of clean red fruits.

Sweet black raspberries, fresh cherries and soft tannins, with a spicy character, the wine is medium/full bodied, ending with a mélange of clean red fruits.

2,645 Views   Tasted
Bright, fresh, spicy red berries lead to a zippy, very fresh, spicy mouthful of red berries. 88-90 Pts

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

2,163 Views   Tasted
2011
85
Light, easy drinking, red fruit and spice dominated wine with a soft, quiet personaliity.

Light, easy drinking, red fruit and spice dominated wine with a soft, quiet personaliity.

3,189 Views   Tasted
54.3% Merlot and 45.7% Cabernet Franc make up this wine that reached 13.8% ABV. With a soft kiss of oak, sweet cherry and fennel, polished textures and a forward style are present in this wine. 85-87 Pts

54.3% Merlot and 45.7% Cabernet Franc make up this wine that reached 13.8% ABV. With a soft kiss of oak, sweet cherry and fennel, polished textures and a forward style are present in this wine. 85-87 Pts

3,930 Views   Tasted
2011
89
Coffee bean and red berries open to a light styled, fresh, cherry and red plum filled wine that is ready for immediate drinking with its soft, refined, red fruit character.

Coffee bean and red berries open to a light styled, fresh, cherry and red plum filled wine that is ready for immediate drinking with its soft, refined, red fruit character.

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This blend of 50.5% Merlot and 49.5% Cabernet Franc will be aged in between 40% and 50% new oak and reached 13.9% ABV. Licorice, earth, spice, floral and jammy black cherry are present in this soft, fresh, medium-bodied wine that ends with fresh red berries and minerality. 90-91 Pts

This blend of 50.5% Merlot and 49.5% Cabernet Franc will be aged in between 40% and 50% new oak and reached 13.9% ABV. Licorice, earth, spice, floral and jammy black cherry are present in this soft, fresh, medium-bodied wine that ends with fresh red berries and minerality. 90-91 Pts

2,598 Views   Tasted