Dragon de Quintus 2016 full and complete
The Merlot and Cabernet Franc grape varieties were harvested in the area of Saint-Emilion from October 3rd-October 20th, under excellent weather conditions. 2016 Dragon de Quintus 2016 is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, a blend that provides an aromatic sparkle and gustative sweetness.
Dragon de Quintus 2016 from Chateau Quintus has a beautiful red color and purple legs. The nose is powerful and intense with notes of red fruits (cherries). The mouth is supple and also very fruity. The tannic structure is present, but not overbearing. Dragon de Quintus 2016 is the most complete wine produced since 2011.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Le Dragon de Quintus is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 3 and 20 October. I found that aromatics tightly wound and a little unresponsive when I tasted it at Haut-Brion, though I managed to coax blackcurrant and bilberry scents, a touch of pressed flowers with time. I would like to see more vigor once in bottle. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin: blackberry mingling with white pepper and cloves, nicely balanced with commendable presence on the grainy finish. Hopefully the aromatics will wake up with time in barrel and perhaps 12-18 months in bottle.