76% Merlot 24% Cabernet Franc. Deep purple, the nose shines, very polished, lovely menthol tinged black fruit, beautiful aromatics, there is intensity as well as opulence here, layered, spicy, quite a stunning palate, rides effortlessly into the finale which is spice inflected and chalky. It is so well balanced won't be long before its showing if it doesn't close down.
76% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc. Picked 23 September to 9 October. Made by the new owners, sister property to Haut-Brion. Made up of slopes facing in several different directions, on the extreme west of the plateau with lots of different soil types too. Jean-Philippe Delmas admits that the learning curve has been steep, but 'it's a unique chance to play'. As a result of their various acquisitions, they can choose from two different chais (ex Chx Tertre Daugay and L'Arrosée) with two different sorts of vats - quel luxe! Dark and rich on the nose. Big and bold. A bit more chunky and structured than the Dragon, the second wine named after the 6m-high dragon on the property. Not as charming as the second wine at this stage.
The 2015 Château 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.
The best yet from this newly created, Haut-Brion-owned estate (first vintage 2011). Full and fragrant with plenty of depth. Smooth, fresh and well defined, the palate showing greater precision.
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