The Château Quintus, property of the Domaines Clarence Dillon is the previous château Tertre Daugay renamed Quintus. This 2014 vintage, Saint-Emilion blend is composed of 69% of Merlot and 31% of Cabernet Franc. The robe is dense and purplish-blue while the nose is peppery, spicy with a raspberry touch. The suave and round mouth reveals mature and delicious tannins. The end is highlighted by an expressive and fine taste of freshness and fruits. Harmonious and elegant!
Parker : 90 / 100 J. Suckling : 94-95 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2014 Quintus was quite backward and tight-lipped when I tasted it from bottle: broody black cherries and black plum, a touch of clove and fresh mint eventually surfacing. The palate is silky smooth on the entry, a Saint Emilion that caresses and seduces the senses. It is very pure with lovely black cherry, blueberry and white pepper notes, although I would be seeking a little more structure and tension on the finish. It is a wine that goes out to give pleasure, but I hope there is more personality and terroir expression that will develop in the future.
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