Tasting notes:The colour is a quite deep garnet-red. The first impression on the nose is of ripeness, but not to excess. Fresh fruity aromas predominate. The attack is smooth, silky, and caressing on the palate. The wine then spreads out without a trace of hardness. The middle palate is full-bodied and tight-knit, going into a long aftertaste. The fruity flavours are accompanied by discreet, elegant oak. After the flamboyant 2015 Quintus, the 2016 is fresh, fruity, remarkably well-focused and well-structured. It also displays a depth never before achieved by this estate.
About the winery: Château Quintus is the 5th child within the Domaine Clarence Dillon family of wines. Its name is a tribute to the Gallo-Romans, creators of Saint-Emilion’s vineyards, who had the custom of naming their fifth child Quintus. The environmental specificity of Château Quintus lies in its Mediterranean Green Belt, a real haven of biodiversity, as well as in the woods and grounds of the estate.
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