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Château Quintus

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2018 Château Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

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% alcohol, 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 Château Quintus Le Dragon de Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

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 Château Quintus Le Dragon de Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

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

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2017 Château Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2016 Château Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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% alcohol with a pH of 3.5. The harvest took place October 3 to October 20.

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2016 Château Quintus Le Dragon de Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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2015 Château Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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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 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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2015 Château Quintus Le Dragon de Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

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

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

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2014 Château Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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% alcohol. 90-91 Pts

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2014 Château Quintus Le Dragon de Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2013 Château Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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

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2012 Château Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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

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2011 Château Quintus Le Dragon de Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 85

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

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

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2011 Château Quintus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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% alcohol. 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

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