2016 - Ch Quintus Grand Cru St Emilion
06B6QUINT6PK _ 2016 - Ch Quintus Grand Cru St Emilion - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Quintus
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2024 - 2038
Case size
6x75cl
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2016 CH QUINTUS GRAND CRU ST EMILION - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Quintus
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2024 - 2038
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £568.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2017,
    Score: 94-96

    70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc. This is a recent addition to Haut-Brion owners Clarence Dillon’s portfolio, and their only on the Right Bank. The deeply coloured ruby wine has an explosive aroma of sweet plummy fruit and warm spices. Plush tannins drench the palate, with good freshness on the finish. CP

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, January 2019,
    Score: 92

    The 2016 Quintus is endowed with a vivid bouquet of red cherries, raspberry preserve, orange zest and touches of blue fruit that become more evident with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity. Rounded and supple in the mouth, revealing succulent red cherry and strawberry notes toward the caressing finish. Excellent. 2021 - 2035

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2017,
    Score: 92-94

    The 2016 Chateau Quintus, of course under the umbrella of Domaine Clarence Dillon (Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion), is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc picked between 3 and 20 October. This is the highest proportion of Cabernet Franc since the debut in 2011. Matured in just under 30% new oak, it has a slightly broody bouquet at first with black fruit and hints of allspice and clove. The palate is nicely structured, with the Cabernet Franc lending this impressive backbone (more than the 2015) and a slightly masculine, grippy finish that suggests it will be a long-term proposition. Excellent. Drink Date 2022 - 2040

  • AG1

    Antonio Galloni, January 2019,
    Score: 93

    The 2016 Quintus is powerful and fleshy in the glass, with a good bit of textural depth and overall radiance. Soft, plush and open-knit, the 2016 will drink well with minimal cellaring,. While certainly a very good wine, and maybe a bit more than that, I expected more. 2021 - 2035

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2017,
    Score: 93-96+

    One of the real surprises of the vintage, the 2016 Quintus is superb. Creamy and ample on the palate, with striking depth to its dark, fleshy fruit, it possesses exceptional balance. All of the previous vintages have been good, but each of them has lacked something. The 2016 is the first vintage in which I can say Quintus is not missing anything. Now, what remains to be seen is how high this wine can go. The 2016 is exceptionally vivid and nuanced, with seemingly endless layers of fruit that virtually cover the tannins, and a long, sublime finish.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2017,
    Score: 18+

    With more amplitude, density and much more prominent alcohol and structure than I was expecting, this is a powerful wine and I wonder if it is a little too muscular. It will, of course, calm down in due course, but at the moment it seems like it is from a different vintage. The fruit flavour is extraordinary and the texture is hedonistic, but I am hoping that the dryness on the finish will even out in time. My score suggests that it will.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2017,
    Score: 17

    Dark purplish crimson. Silky and appetising and now it's getting really good! Fresh and zesty. Polished and very successful in this sixth vintage. Appetising and sophisticated. Croquant. Long. Spicy. Drink 2024-2040

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Producer

Château Quintus

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.