Château Quintus 2016
Château Quintus is located at the southwestern end of the Saint-Emilion plateau. The originality of this exceptional terroir lies in its diversity in terms of soils, slopes and orientation.
The property, which has 28 hectares of vines with an average age of 30 years, extends around a high promontory and enjoys a majestic panorama. The main characteristic of the soil is a succession of limestone strata on all the south-facing slopes of the plateau.
To the north of the property, the limestone is replaced by a mixture of clay and limestone and gravel that plunges southward. Merlot noir represents 66% of the surface in production, cabernet franc 26% and cabernet sauvignon 8%.
The color of this wine is deep, garnet-red. The first impression on the nose is full maturity but without excess... the fruit dominates. The attack is supple, silky, caressing, then the wine progresses by widening, without hardness.
The mid-palate is fleshy and tight at the same time, then the wine stretches in length. The flavors are fruity, accompanied by an elegant, understated oakiness.
After a flamboyant 2015 Quintus, here is a fruity, fresh 2016 Quintus, with remarkable precision in its construction, and a depth never before achieved for the vintage.
Source: Château Quintus. Château Quintus
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Jean-Marc Quarin - Noté 94/100
James Suckling - Noté 96/100
Neal Martin - Noté 93/100
Jancis Robinson -
Wine Advocate / Lisa Perrotti - Noté 94/100
Bettane & Desseauve -