2015 Quintus

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-EMILION
  • 93 WA
  • 96 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 458599-2015-750-1A
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 97

    Crazy aromas of saffron, volcanic salt, hot stone, mushrooms, and wet earth. Then blueberry and blackberry undertones. Full body, super compressed and refined tannins. Powerful. Seamless and endless. 76% merlot and the rest cabernet franc.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2015 Chateau Quintus is a blend of 76% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc picked between 23 September and 9 October, matured in 37% new wood. It has an intense, lifted bouquet of violet-infused blueberry and blackberry fruit, very floral and vivacious. The palate is very well balanced with ripe, supple tannin that carry the pure black cherry and boysenberry fruit effortlessly. The acidity is very well judged and there is great precision towards the finish that leaves a residue of white pepper on the tongue. This is one of the most harmonious and complex Quintus that I have tasted since its debut in 2011, though it deserves 4-6 years in bottle to subsume those tannins.
    Drink Dates: 2022 - 2045
    Author: Neal Martin
    Issue: 224
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    A blend of 76% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Quintus has a medium to deep garnet-purple hue, opening with aromas of baked cherries, warm red currants and crushed black plums with touches of cigar box, violets and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, it sports very finely-grained, plush tannins and remains seamlessly refreshing and elegant in the mouth with a seductively nuanced flavor profile, culminating with wonderful length and depth.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2038
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
    Issue: Interim 2018
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Rich and concentrated, with a wave of ganache out front, followed by warmed plum, fig and blackberry confiture flavors. Shows hints of loam and chalk through the finish, with good integration. Best from 2020 through 2030. 3,250 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2020-2030
    Author: James Molesworth
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  • Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

    White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of Bordeaux.

    Sauternes is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned Château d’Yquem are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.

    The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as Château Haut-Brion, Château Pape Clément, and Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac-Léognan and Graves. These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.

    Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 8 bottles owned
    • 3 collectors